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American Cultural Influences in Contemporary Cuba — Mon, Nov 7, 4PM

Posted by admin on November 2nd, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Alfredo Pri­eto, Unión de Escritores y Artis­tas de Cuba (UNEAC), will dis­cuss the preva­lence of United States cul­ture in Cuba. Dur­ing this pre­sen­ta­tion, spe­cific com­po­nents of the US cul­tural pres­ence in Cuba will be high­lighted, par­tic­u­larly from the 1990s until today. Spe­cial atten­tion will be given to the island’s pop­u­lar cul­ture, music, and lit­er­a­ture vis–à–vis recent changes oper­ated in Cuban soci­ety and on its cul­tural poli­cies. US cul­tural influ­ence has been inevitable, not only because of its polit­i­cal con­fronta­tion and geo­graph­i­cal prox­im­ity with Cuba but also because of the numer­ous vis­its of Cuban Amer­i­cans to the island, money remit­tances and many other fac­tors. The idea is to main­tain and even read­just dynamic and flex­i­ble cul­tural strate­gies. And in doing so, it is also, and chiefly, a way of insert­ing the world into the Repub­lic while pre­serv­ing the sap and stem of national iden­tity.  This talk will fea­ture Araceli Tina­jero, The City Col­lege of New York and The Grad­u­ate Center,as dis­cus­sant and  Car­los Riobó, The City Col­lege of New York and Bild­ner Cen­ter, as moderator.

For more infor­ma­tion, please visit the event page here. 
Loca­tion: Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, 365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street), New York  Room: C-198Time: 4:00 PM