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The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 15th installment of its annual concert series, devoted to the preservation and dissemination of Cuba's rich and diverse musical heritage. This year's program will be led by the Cuban-American pianist and composer David Virelles. For this concert, Virelles will explore a repertoire of "danzones" by some of the legendary composers of this 19th-century genre, illustrating its evolution, informed by a modern approach.
Join us for a lecture on and performance of baroque music from late eighteenth-century Cuba by Esteban Salas, widely hailed as the Island's first classical composer.
Editors Iraida H. López and Eliana S. Rivero bring together works by ten distinguished and emerging Cuban American writers, who were born between 1960 and the mid-1980s in the United States to Cuban parents or have a mixed ethnic background. These writers experiment with different formal approaches and lace their work with Cuban Spanish to give voice to hybrid identities and cultural legacies.