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Finding meaning in a commemoration

One of the most infamous pages of history, the slavery to which women, men and children from the African continent were subjected for centuries, only ended in Cuba in 1886, long after the majority of territories of the Western Hemisphere

Mama Ruth, icon of the anti-apartheid struggle

On August 9, 1956, Ruth Mompati led more than 20,000 women of diverse ethnicities in a protest march against the Pass laws established by the racist apartheid regime

Piglia, a model reader and writer

For many, the Argentine writer, who died this past January 6 in Buenos Aires, at 75 years of age, was one of the best storytellers in Latin America

Two emblematic Cuban artists in race for 2017 Grammys

The albums Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac, by Chucho Valdés and his band The Afro Cuban Messengers, in addition to Los Van Van’s La Fantasía: Homenaje a Juan Formell, are just two of the Cuban nominations vying for a 2017 Grammy Award, the winners of which will be announced this coming February 12


Culture in Revolution

In June of 1961, Fidel gave a speech which became known as his ‘Words to Intellectuals,’ rightly considered a foundational element of revolutionary Cuba’s cultural policy

The living, brilliant nature of Fidel's concept of Revolution

Fidel felt the need to dialectically summarize what the scope and perspective of revolutionary action should be. As a Marxist-Leninist who did not adhere to paralyzing dogmas or sterile schemas, and a deeply-rooted and solidly committed follower of Martí, the leader of the Cuban Revolution had consolidated a holistic view of reality and, with his personal example at the forefront, had managed to make advances even in the most difficult circumstances.

Sure-footed Cuban dance in Washington

Through Cuban dance company Malpaso, one of the island’s most valued artistic expressions among U.S. audiences will take to the stage this weekend as part of the Artes de Cuba Festival, taking place at Washington’s Kennedy Center

African legacy in Old Havana

The Casa de Africa is hosting the 22nd Social and Cultural Afro-American Anthropology Workshop January 4-6, focused on the history of enslaved Blacks and the contributions of their descendents to the development of Cuban identity