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.
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Location: Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street), New York Room: C-198, Time: 4:00 PM
THIS TALK WILL BE IN SPANISH!