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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.

Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

On Thursday, October 18, join the Department of Africana Studies at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Christopher Dunn for brown bag talk titled Yoruba Gods in Brazilian Popular Music at 2 PM in Norman Mayer Building, Room 118.

Dr. Dunn is a professor in the Spanish and Portuguese department at Tulane University. His research interests include Brazilian literary and cultural studies, popular music, and African diaspora studies.

Join the Latin American Library for a talk by Penny C. Morrill titled Mexican Art in Silver, on Friday, November 2. The talk will be followed by refreshments and discussion.

Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance

The Mexican Cultural Institute in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2018 will be showcasing a photographic exhibition titled Diego and Frida: A Halfway Smile from December 7, 2018 through February 15, 2019.

This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas AwardAfricana Book AwardMiddle East Book AwardSouth Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incor

The Brazilian Studies and the Portuguese Language Program at Tulane University will host a public poetry reading of O Navio Negreiro, The Slave Ship as part of a Black History Month Special Program on Friday, February 1, at 2:00 PM.

The Latin American Library in collaboration with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Departments of History and Spanish & Portuguese at Tulane University will be hosting an exhibit opening and talk titled 

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