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AfroCubaWeb Archives 1/02-12/02

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Rogelio Martínez Furé wins National Dance Prize


Nancy Morejón wins Littterature Prize


Abakuá and Efiks


Víctor Dreke, Che's second in the Congo

Pedro Pérez-Sarduy
Pedro Pérez Sarduy

Eugene Godfried
Eugene Godfried


A Cuban Legend

Lázaro Ros: EL ASALTO DE LOS ORISHAS, 12/02

The War on Culture: restrictions devastate cultural events in the US that rely on travel from Cuba
, 10/02

The War on Culture: restrictions devastate cultural events in the US that rely on travel from Cuba, 10/02

Nicolás Guillén y el Modernismo Hispanoamericano by Keith Ellis, 10/02

El Tratamiento del Tema Negro en el Rap, Tomás Fernández Robaina, 8/02

Lazaro Ros gets Fernando Ortiz prize, wide coverage in Cuban press, 7/16/02

La Timbala (UK) offers  residency with a famous Havana comparsa (carnival group) - Los Componedores de Batea, 7/02

Recent Trotter Group coverage of Gloria Rolando and her film on 1912, 6/02

NKAME PARA JUAN FORMELL por Rogelio Martínez Furé, 5/19/02

Artist Elio Rodríguez Valdés launches his excellent  web site, 4/02. Show opens in Buffalo 5/3.

Nancy Morejón wins Cuba's 2001 National Prize for Litterature, 2/02. We have her PALABRAS POR EL PREMIO NACIONAL DE LITERATURA

New Gloria Rolando - Images of the Caribbean documentary: "Los marqueses de Atarés" premieres in Havana, features the carnival comparsa and famed AfroCuban actor Alden Knight. 2/02

Poet and writer Teresa Cárdenas Angulo's poem, A Nice Day, 3/02

Con Natalia Bolívar, 2002

Nancy Morejón wins Cuba's 2001 National Prize for Litterature, 2/02. We have her PALABRAS POR EL PREMIO NACIONAL DE LITERATURA

New Gloria Rolando - Images of the Caribbean documentary: "Los marqueses de Atarés" premieres in Havana, features the carnival comparsa and famed AfroCuban actor Alden Knight. 2/02

Poet and writer Teresa Cárdenas Angulo's poem, A Nice Day, 3/02

Carnaval in La Habana 2002
7/15/02 - 8/15/02

The Center for Creative Education (CCE), Stone Ridge, NY, has numerous workshops in Cuba, winter and spring '02. These cover folkloric, rumba, salsa, and son dance & music. See our Workshop page for many others.

Con Natalia Bolívar, 2002

La Masacre de los Independientes De Color (La Guerra De 1912 En Cuba), by Silvio Castro Fernandez, 54 p extract, first published 2/02

Guerra de Razas (Negros contra blancos en Cuba)
, Rafael Conte, José M. Capmany, Imp. Militar,  Havana, 1912 -  racist propaganda, recounts the Massacre of 1912, written that year, 193 p., rare text., 9/02.   Free download.

Los Independientes de Color: Historia del Partido Independientes de Color Serafin Portuondo Linares, La Habana, 1950  -  287 p.  First serious book on 1912 using primary sources; now rare. 9/02  Free download.

Beautiful site celebrates the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional's 45th anniversary with extensive information and photos, en français. 9/02

Support the artists: get  Pello's sheet music for bata, Flor Amalia's script, and Gloria Rolando's films. This is legal trade that benefits these artists.

Jane Bunnett's film Spirit of Havana shown on Canadian TV, 11/8/01

Bette Wanderman releases A Cuban Legend, her documentary on famed muralist Salvador Gonzalez of Havana, 11/01

Support the artists: get  Pello's sheet music for bata, Flor Amalia's script, and Gloria Rolando's films. This is legal trade that benefits these artists.

Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Música (CIDMUC) has a great atlas of Cuban music: Atlas de los Instrumentos Folklórico-Popular de Cuba

Gloria Rolando videos available: Oggun, My Footsteps in Baraguá, and El Alacrán: support the artist!

In Havana, the Fundacion Guillén is planning several Guillén events in 2001 honoring the great AfroCuban poet Nicolas Guillén. We have an extensive listing of the Fundacion's activities and programs. 

Gloria Rolando videos available: Oggun, My Footsteps in Baraguá, and El Alacrán

Numerous dancers and percussionists from Cuba are teaching in the US and Europe, listed under Workshops.

 

Víctor Dreke, Che's second in command in the Congo, is the new author of From the Escambray to the Congo: In the Whirlwind of the  Cuban Revolution. 11/02

El Nieto del General, 11/1/02, Radio Habana:  Mambi leader Quintin Banderas' grandson interviewed in Paris

Kiba Kreyol '02 - Haitian culture in Cuba
, 10/02 Schedule now available.

III Workshop Rumba and Conga  "Alfonso Iyaé 2002," UNEAC, featuring "El Ambia," 12/02

New Evidence for the African Diaspora in the Cuban Abakua Society,  Lecture - presentation by Dr. Ivor Miller and Omí Odara, Amherst, 4/19up.gif (925 bytes)/02

Afropop Worldwide Study Tour of Cuban Music:The Havana-Oriente Express
, 1/03

Lisa Brock interviewed on BET
, Lead Story, Sunday, 5/26. Lisa has some of her writings on the relations between African Americans and AfroCubans up on this site. Additional info on
AfroCubaWeb Backgrounders

CONFERENCIA INTERNACIONAL
EL CENTENARIO DE NICOLAS GUILLEN
, del 7 al 14 de julio, 2002, La Habana, Cuba: on the noted poet whose work was inspired by earlier generations of Africans, especially those from Oyo, Nigeria.

Gloria Rolando Documentary at UWM (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), April 26, 2002


New Evidence for the African Diaspora in the Cuban Abakua Society,  Lecture - presentation by Dr. Ivor Miller and Omí Odara, Amherst, 4/19

Pedro Pérez Sarduy launched his new novel, Las Criadas de La Habana, at the Havana Book Fair, 2/02 Will visit the US in Fall 2002.

Rogelio Martínez Furé wins National Dance Prize 2002, previously given to Alicia Alonso.

XIII Festival Internacional de Percusión "PERCUBA 2002", 4/16/02 - 4/20/02up.gif (925 bytes)

Race and Revolution: Afro-Cubans in Cuban History, Society and the Cuban Revolution - Course offered by St Mary's University, Halifax, Canada, and Cuba, Spring Term 2002. Schedule up with many links to participants' pages.

Extracts from Pedro Pérez Sarduy's novel Las Criadas de La Habana and other works, 10/02. See also In Living Memory - he remembers his great grandmother Sabue born in Africa.

Nicolás Guillén y el Modernismo Hispanoamericano by Keith Ellis, 10/02

El Tratamiento del Tema Negro en el Rap, Tomás Fernández Robaina, 8/02

Recent Trotter Group coverage of Gloria Rolando and her film on 1912, 6/02

Nancy Morejón wins Cuba's 2001 National Prize for Litterature, 2/02. We have her PALABRAS POR EL PREMIO NACIONAL DE LITERATURA

Susana Arenas Pedroso, a Matancera formerly with Raices Profunda, is giving dance classes in the Bay Area.  

Expert Afrocuba de Matanzas percussionist Ramon "Sandy" Garcia has moved to the Bay Area and is also giving classes.

Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Música (CIDMUC) has a great atlas of Cuban music: Atlas de los Instrumentos Folklórico-Popular de Cuba. See also Olavo Alen's History of the Congas.

Numerous dancers and percussionists from Cuba are teaching in the US and Europe, listed under Workshops.

Conjunto Folklórico Nacional  plays every Saturday in Havana.  We have their  3 page spread in Cuba Internacional, 10/02. See also a report on their presentation at the Biennal de Dance, Lyon, France 9/02.

More Than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa by Susan Greenbaum: the story of Sociedad La Union Martí - Maceo.




Assata Poster
Assata Shakur poster
with Askia Touré's poem "Palenque Queen by Habana's Shores" now available, as are some books by Askia.

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