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Jane Bunnett's film Spirit
of Havana shown on Canadian TV, 11/8/01
Eleven artists exhibited works on racism at the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales in Havana. New photos. See also "Ni musicos, ni deportistas", by the curator, Ariel Ribeaux Diago, for the thinking behind the show, 9/00
Hands Off Assata campaign debuts. See press release on
Common, news from the Steering Committee, 4/00
Egbe Ilu Bata drumming circle debuts in London, 2000
Matancero Olu Aña Felipe Garcia Villamil wins Year 2000
National Heritage Fellowship, releases autobiography.
Lisa Brock's 1999 article goes to the heart of the issues around race and Cuba, important for
anyone interested in solidarity work: Reflections on Cuba:
History, Memory, Race, and Solidarity
Excellent livre de Paris: La Religión à la Havane, bien ecrit avec beaucoups de charme
The publisher Ediciones
Universales sent us their catalog with the classics from Lydia Cabrera and Fernando
Ortiz as well as modern authors, 10/00
The grand dame of Cuban actresses, Elvira Cervera, has written an autobiography for which she is seeking a publisher.
Miscelanea II of studies dedicated to Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969): an online transcription, includes "On The Relations Between Blacks And Whites" (1943, English). 1998
EL VIAJE RITUAL, poem, 1998, by Tomás Gonzalez Pérez
Huellas yoruba y mayombera, Bohemia, 21/3/1993, de Reynaldo Peñalver: el africanista Rogelio Martinez Fure habla de su reencuentro con una de las raices de la cultura cubana en Nigeria. (PDF 5.6 MB)
Afropop Worldwide's Cuban Music and Popular Culture Seminar, 11/01
Rogelio Scull, founding member of Afrocuba de Matanzas, in Texas jail. Update: due to be released 10/2001, he was looking forward to teaching and performing. He'd appreciate hearing from folks as he still has not been released and does not know why. 11/27/01
Ife-Ile AfroCuban Festival in Miami, 9/28 - 10/6, 2001
Pedro Perez -Sarduy on the rap group Orisha: Marginalization and Representation in Afro-Cuban Hip-Hop, 8/01
The poet El Ambia and Soy Todo, "I am all that"
- Pedro Perez Sarduy, 9/01
Cuban, Black and Gay: an Interview with Tomás Fernández Robaina,
Radio Havana's Eugene Godfried questions Fidel advisors' role on racial issues: Reflections On Race And The Status Of People Of African Descent In Revolutionary Cuba, 2/01
Kwame Ture Work-Study Institute and Library announces Spring 2001 Tour AfroCubaWeb endorses Million Man March organizer Bob Brown as he launches drive around Kwame Toure Work Study Institute & Library and US Cuba Sister Cities.
Buena Vista Social Club: the Survival of Cuban Son - article by Eugene Godfried on Cuba's music industry, 11/00
Nice shots of covers for Rogelio Martínez Furé's Diwan: Poetas de Lenguas Africanas, a work on African poets since the 9th century. Published by Arte y Literatura, La Habana and UNESCO, 2000
The Centro de Antropología and the Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Cultura Cubana release the "Atlas Etnográfico de Cuba" CD, 2000
Traditional singer and percussionist Amelia Pedroso passed
on to the ancestors on 5/24/00, a victim of the genocidal blockade.
The legendary Carlos Aldama
is giving classes in San Francisco. Vocal Baobab, featured
in Gloria Rolando's Eyes of the Rainbow, came to Atlanta for the Black Arts Festival,
filled all their venues. 7/00
Site on Florida's 1923 Rosewood Massacre, newsletter from a descendant of survivors, Liz Jenkins.
Caribbean American Children's Foundation in
appeal for West Indians in Guantanamo and elsewhere in Oriente
Lisa Brock & Digna Castañeda's book, Between Race and Empire: African-Americans and Cubans before the Revolution, garners great reviews.
More recent books: Changing History: Afro-Cuban Cabildos and Societies of Color in the Nineteenth Century, by Phillip Howard, Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, And Revolution, 1868-1898, 352 pgs, 9/29/99, by NYU's Ada Ferrer, and Nationalizing Blackness by Temple's Robin
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