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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

This illustrated lecture by Tony Pinelli will trace the history of the Cuban son from its origins in the rural areas of Oriente province in the late 19th century, to its extension to Santiago de Cuba and other cities in the 20th century.

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Venue:Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

In this richly illustrated book, Emilio Cueto and Julio Larramendi document the long, broad, and profound presence of the largest island of the West Indies in the United States.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Historically rich and engrossing, this book by Lisandro Pérez analyzes the major forces that shaped the Cuban community in New York, but also tells the stories of individuals and families that made up the fabric of a little-known immigrant world that represents the origins of the city's dynamic Latino presence.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

This lecture by Dr. Ileana Pérez Drago will center on constructions of Havana's late colonial period and their relationship with European exponents of ironwork via a comparison of catalogs from England, Germany, France, and Spain.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Directed by Ernesto Fundora Hernández, "Lezama Lima: Speaking Freely" ("Lezama Lima: soltar la lengua") surveys the life and work of one of the most complex and interesting writers in the Spanish language.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

The third centenary of the publication of Don Quixote was celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, but the Cuban commemoration was particularly problematic because of the social divisions that remained on the Island following the recent War of Independence. Dr. Ricardo Castells analyzes how the speeches of the University of Havana's professors reflected an early optimism about the young Republic's boundless opportunities, even as they dealt with the Island's recent colonial history.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This book by Dr. Robert Ceresa studies civic organizations as the heart of the story of the social and political power and influence of Miami's Cuban community.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

This presentation by Dr. Don E. Walicek discusses the infractions on freedom that have taken place within and around Guantánamo Bay since it was seized by U.S. troops in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This book, edited by Drs. Don E. Walicek and Jessica Adams, explores the humanities as an insightful platform for understanding and responding to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, other manifestations of "Guantánamo," and the contested place of freedom in American Empire.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Repeatedly and powerfully throughout Cuban history, the mulata, a woman of mixed racial identity, features prominently in Cuban visual and performative culture. Tracing the figure, Dr. Alison Fraunhar looks at the representation and performance in both elite and popular culture.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 140

Organized by "The Humanities Edge: Creating a Pathway to Diversified Scholarship," this panel discussion will recount the unwritten and half-forgotten histories of the city, including the experiences of Bahamian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Haitian immigrants.

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Venue:FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami

Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso present an immersive experience that places the audience at the center of the "Golden Era" of Cuban music and entertainment of the 1940s and 1950s.