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  • CRI in the News: "Classically Cuban" Remembers Lecuona | Cuban Research Institute
    pianista Javier Sardiñas y un conjunto acompañante integrado por Paulina García piano Pearl Fuentes violín y Zacharie Small contrabajo La selección instrumentada y dirigida por Armando Tranquilino parte de un trabajo del investigador Emilio Cueto que incluye poemas musicalizados y páginas dedicadas a aquellos lugares que dejaron huella en el maestro Aunque Lecuona fue un gran compositor y excelente pianista su obra más conocida se reduce a 20 o 30 piezas cifra que dista mucho de las 300 que escribió a lo largo de su trayectoria dijo Cueto tras explicar que aparte de las emblemáticas Damisela encantadora y Noche azul incluyó Another Night Like This pieza poco divulgada que se escucha en la banda sonora de la película Carnival in Costa Rica 1946 y One More Tomorrow tema del filme homónimo de 1949 Para otro segmento del programa el investigador desempolvó partituras con letras de los poetas Bonifacio Byrne Nada tengo de ti y Juana de Ibarbourou Quiero ser hombre y Vals del Rhin que al igual que La comparsa Lecuona compuso siendo muy joven Junto con La comparsa 1912 Vals del Rhin 1915 es una de sus obras más antiguas agregó Cueto al tiempo que aseveró que la primera se disputa la fama con Malagueña una de las seis piezas de la suite Andalucía Entre otras novedades el concierto trae Por Corrientes va una conga Veracruz Barcelona y A B C marcha con letra del poeta Gustavo Sánchez Galarraga creada para el grupo político cubano opositor a la dictadura de Gerardo Machado en la década de 1930 Me resultó una curiosidad porque uno nunca se imagina a Lecuona componiendo temas políticos comentó Cueto cuyo tío el actor Alvaro Suárez fue letrista de Celos y Qué risa me da que también incluyó en la selección Cueto afirmó que no es

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2013/classically-cuban-remembers-lecuona/ (2014-11-05)
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  • The Cuban Diaspora Report | Cuban Research Institute
    PM at Casa de América in Madrid Spain Cubans arrived in Miami as refugees and transformed the city into a vibrant international hub Second generation Cuban immigrants represent the most succesful group in the history of migrations to the United States If things were to change tomorrow in Cuba would Cubans living abroad assist in placing again the Island among the most advanced countries in the Americas What would be

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/cuban-diaspora-report/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI, LACC, and FIU Libraries Award Travel Grants to Scholars of Cuban Music | Cuban Research Institute
    to Scholars of Cuban Music Monday April 16 2012 The Cuban Research Institute the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Libraries at Florida International University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Travel Grant Competition to scholars of Cuban music The following scholars will receive funding to travel to Florida International University in Miami to conduct research in the Díaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection housed in the Green Library Michael Eckroth New York University Project The Popular Cuban Piano Style of the 1940s and 1950s Sarah Town Princeton University Project Mambomania The Explosion of Cuban Popular Dance Styles in the 1940s and 1950s Grant recipients will spend several days studying the collection as part of their research on Cuban music This is the seventh round of winners of the Travel Grants to Scholars of Cuban Music an initiative of the Cuban Research Institute the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Libraries to increase access and usage of this important historical resource The Díaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection is the most extensive publicly available collection of Cuban music in the United States The collection s approximately 100 000 items

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/cri-and-fiu-libraries-award-travel-grants-to-scholars-of-cuban-music/ (2014-11-05)
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  • Jorge Duany Appointed as New CRI Director | Cuban Research Institute
    the question Where are you from He sometimes just answers I m Cuba Rican He became interested in the idea of migration specifically in the Spanish speaking Caribbean during his time in Puerto Rico and has published extensively on migration ethnicity race nationalism and transnationalism in the Caribbean and the United States I would like CRI to focus more on the Cuban American community and the Cuban diaspora in the 21st century Duany said I want to strengthen the CRI faculty relationships courses fellowships and summer programs Along with his appointment at CRI Duany also will serve as an anthropology professor in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies within the School of International and Public Affairs Dr Duany brings a unique perspective to our Cuban studies said John Stack executive director of the School of International and Public Affairs and associate dean of the College of Arts Sciences His passion for Cuba and her people will help invigorate thoughtful conversations about the role Cubans play internationally and about the future of Cuba itself Prior to joining FIU Duany served as acting dean of the College of Social Sciences and professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico Río

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/jorge-duany-cri-director/ (2014-11-05)
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  • Tickets are now on sale! Classically Cuban Concert: Music for Martí | Cuban Research Institute
    33199 Tel 305 348 1991 Fax 305 348 7463 Email cri fiu edu SIPA Home Home News 2012 Tickets are now on sale Classically Cuban Concert Music for Martí Tickets are now on sale Classically Cuban Concert Music for Martí Thursday October 18 2012 Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Classically Cuban Concert Music for Martí Presented by the Cuban Research Institute at FIU and cosponsored by LACC

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/tickets-are-now-on-sale-classically-cuban-concert-music-for-mart/ (2014-11-05)
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  • USF Conference on Florida's Hispanic Heritage | Cuban Research Institute
    Home News 2012 USF Conference on Florida s Hispanic Heritage USF Conference on Florida s Hispanic Heritage Wednesday October 10 2012 ISLAC Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida organized an international conference and weeklong series of community oriented events to commemorate Florida s Hispanic heritage in honor of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León s historic encounter The

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/usf-conference-on-florida-hispanic-heritage/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI Participates in Colloquium on Relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean | Cuban Research Institute
    Relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean CRI Participates in Colloquium on Relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean Tuesday October 9 2012 CRI Director Dr Jorge Duany was invited to speak at the first colloquium on Birregional Relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean Perspectives and Opportunities held in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic on October 10 11 2012 Dr Duany s

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/cri-to-participate-in-colloquium-on-relations-between-europe-latin-america-and-the-caribbean/ (2014-11-05)
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  • CRI Director Lectures in Switzerland | Cuban Research Institute
    edu SIPA Home Home News 2012 CRI Director Lectures in Switzerland CRI Director Lectures in Switzerland Monday October 8 2012 Dr Jorge Duany Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University was invited to give a public lecture at the University of Bern in Switzerland on October 5 2012 The title of his lecture based on his most recent book was Blurred Borders Transnational Migration between the Hispanic

    Original URL path: http://cri.fiu.edu/news/2012/cri-director-lectures-in-switzerland/ (2014-11-05)
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