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    La Tumba Francesa in Cuba Musician Mirta Gomez discussed the French "Tumba," a traditional music and dance style that emerged in the 18th century in Cuba.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2012
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    Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson & the Cuban League César Brioso discussed his book which captures the excitement of the Cuban League's greatest pennant race and the anticipation of the looming challenge to Major League Baseball's color barrier.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
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    Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba" is the dramatic story of one family, its business and its nation, paralleling Cuba's own development. The Bacardis of Cuba, builders of a rum distillery and a worldwide brand, came of age with the nation and helped define what it meant to be Cuban. Across five generations, Bacardi family members have held fast to their Cuban identity,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2008
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    Our Lady of Charity: The Heart of the Cuban People Emilio Cueto spoke about his latest book "La virgen de la Caridad del Cobre: en el alma del pueblo cubano" ("Our Lady of Charity: The Heart of the Cuban People").
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2015
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    The Art of the Book: A Cuban Love Affair Ruth Behar interviews master bookmaker Rolando Estévez and displays a collection of handmade books, an art form that is highly developed on the island of Cuba.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
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    Sounds & Rhythms of Contemporary Cuban Music in the American Diaspora A conversation about Cuban music in the American diaspora with pianist Adonis González, bassist Yunior Terry and saxophonist Yosvany Terry. These highly acclaimed performers discussed their musical education in Cuba and the United States, the African, classical and jazz influences in their compositions, and their role as music professors. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Cultural Society.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
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    Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba Discussing his new book, David Sartorius explored the relationship between political allegiance and race in 19th-century Cuba. Challenging assumptions that loyalty to the Spanish empire was the exclusive province of the white Cuban elite, he examines the free and enslaved people of African descent who actively supported colonialism. By claiming loyalty, many black and mulatto Cubans attained some degree of social mobility, legal freedom,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
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    Jose Antonio Ramos: A Public Intellectual of the First Cuban Republic Judith Weiss lectures on Jose Antonio Ramos as part of the Library's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2010
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    El Secreto de Artemisa y Otras Historias Author Gerardo Piña Rosales discussed his latest book, "El Secreto de Artemisa y Otras Historias." Carmen Benito Vessels of the University of Maryland, poet Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Alberto Avendaño of the Washington Post offered commentary. (Spanish)
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
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    Reflections on the First Baseball Classic of 2006 Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, sterling professor of comparative literature at Yale University, presented "Reflections on the First World Baseball Classic of 2006" in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division. A major literary critic of Spanish and Latin American Literature, he is an expert on baseball and the author of "The Pride of Havana," winner of the Dave Moore Award of Best Baseball Book in...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2006
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    Otra piel para otra entraña: Another Skin for my Insides This video is a filmed performance of the "Otra piel para otra entraña" book-dress in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress featuring Ruth Behar wearing the piece. Acquired by the Library in 2018, This one-of-a-kind performative work of poetry takes the shape of a black bridal gown that readers unfurl in a celebration of Cuban and American Women poets. Created by...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2022
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    Teatro de la Luna's 19th Poetry Marathon In this celebration of words, the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, renowned Spanish-language poets were accompanied by audience members of all ages who recited, read or interpreted their own work or that of well-known authors. Participants included Medar Serrata (Dominican Republic), Veronica Zondek, Omar Lara (Chile), Gustavo Adolfo Garces (Colombia), Rafael Bordao (Cuba), Kary Cerda (Mexico), Vanessa Droz (Puerto Rico) and Maria...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2011
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    El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Va., and at the Library of Congress. The poets featured in the 21st marathon included Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech (Mexico), José Eduardo Degrazia (Brazil),...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
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    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel II, part 2. Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2007
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    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2. Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2007
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    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 1. Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2007
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    2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Authors Margarita Engle and Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren and illustrators Sean Qualls and Nicole Tadgell received the 2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 14th annual award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2007
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    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel II, part 1. Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2007
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    The Life and Bookstore of Jan Mapou Poet, storyteller and dramatist Jan Mapou came to the Library of Congress to record an oral history of his life and times. In this program a master storyteller recounts his life and, in so doing, provides insight into the rich oral traditions that are an important part of Haitian culture. Stories told in Haiti are often recounted under the mapou tree, the tree that...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2011
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    75th Anniversary of the Hispanic Reading Room The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress celebrates its 75th anniversary and the 78th anniversary of the "Handbook of Latin American Studies." HLAS, prepared since 1939 at the Hispanic Division and published by the University of Texas Press in Austin, is an authoritative annual, annotated bibliography in the humanities and social sciences. Speakers included James H. Billington, Georgette Dorn, Deborah Jakubs, Franklin...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
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    A Poetry Reading by Richard Blanco American poet and teacher Richard Blanco delighted readers with his work. Blanco recited his poem, "One Today" at President Obama's second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person and the youngest person to be the U.S. poet for a presidential inauguration.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
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    Rum: Its History and Connoisseurship Historian Franklin Knight of Johns Hopkins University lectured on the history of rum, one of Latin America's most popular spirits.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
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    In Celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Meg Medina presents her book "Tia Isa Wants a Car" (in Spanish and English) to elementary children from Washington, D.C. bi-lingual and Spanish immersion schools at the Young Readers Center for El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Impunity, Human Rights & Democracy: Chile & Argentina 1990-2005 Thomas Wright highlights the unique, precedent-setting approach taken by Argentina and Chile to empower human rights advocates while prosecuting the perpetrators of crimes against humanity, whose rise to power during the 1970s and 1980s once appeared unstoppable.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2015
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    Invisible Immigrants: Spaniards in the U.S. (1868-1945) James D. Fernandez discussed Spanish immigration in the U.S. during the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2015