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The Mexican Cultural Institute in conjunction with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation will be showcasing a exhibition titled Calladita te ves mas bonita by Carmen Mariscal from March 21 to May 24, 2019.

 

Join the Latin American Library in welcoming an exhibit gallery talk by Dr. Kris Lane, the France V. Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University, titled My Own Private El Dorado: The Strange History of a South American Legend on Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

Cimafunk is the most unique emerging artist from Cuba’s alternative music scene. A singer, composer, and producer, his music is a fusion of American funk, R&B and Cuban rhythms. Recently named as Top 10 Latin Artist to Watch in 2019, by Billboard, Cimafunk broke attendance records at Cuba’s most important venues and his music has energized the island’s musical landscape. At a recent performance at SXSW Cimafunk and his band were described as “a perfect mash up of Cuban music and James Brown with a big dose of Parliament Funkadelic.”

Cimafunk is the most unique emerging artist from Cuba’s alternative music scene. A singer, composer, and producer, his music is a fusion of American funk, R&B and Cuban rhythms. Recently named as Top 10 Latin Artist to Watch in 2019, by Billboard, Cimafunk broke attendance records at Cuba’s most important venues and his music has energized the island’s musical landscape. At a recent performance at SXSW Cimafunk and his band were described as “a perfect mash up of Cuban music and James Brown with a big dose of Parliament Funkadelic.”

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and Southern Rep Theatre will be hosting a pre-show panel with members of the faculty and student body of Tulane before the performance of Azul by Christina Quintana, a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Professors Ana López and Carolina Caballero, and PhD candidate Amanda Fleites Alonso will be discussing Azul and the evolution and current trends in Cuban-American narrative, theater and film, and the aesthetic, social, and political forces that shape, and sometimes dictate, them.

 

The Latin American Writers Series will showcase the most representative writings of the continent. The acclaimed Ecuadorian writer and Tulane’s Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence, Gabriela Alemán will conduct in-depth interviews with a dozen authors, that treat a territory defined by massive migrations, multiple forms of violence, economic precariousness and environmental struggles. These writers whose texts circulate in a territory defined by mass migrations, multiple forms of violence, economic precariousness and environmental struggles.

Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Aleman interviews Puerto Rican writer Luis Negron about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. 

This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

The Achieving Dreams Fashion Show aims to present and share the clothing lines of New Orleans-based Garifuna Zechor Fashion with a diverse range of communities. This company is committed to creating unique designs in a wide range of sizes, featuring bright colors and patterns, which for the Garifuna people represent happiness and celebration of their Afro-Indigenous culture. This event is organized and sponsored by Teresa Morales, the founder and director of Zechor Fashion, LLC.

Due to the current unrest in Chile, this event has been postponed until further notice. More details coming soon.

Editorial Director Andrea Palet presents the history, philosophy, and ongoing projects of Editorial Laurel, a publishing house founded in Santiago, Chile in 2014. Her presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by a reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans are pleased to invite the New Orleans community to their photography exhibition entitled “Day of the Dead in Mexico,” on view from October 30th to December 3rd, 2019. The opening reception takes place on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

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