Afro-Cuban Legacies: Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre, Music, and Religion

April 7, 2021 - 8:00am to April 10, 2021 - 9:00pm [AST -04:00]
Event Location:
University of Missouri
Colomnia, MO 65211
United States

Afro-Cuban Legacies: Visual Arts, Literature, Theatre, Music, and Religion will be an international high impact interdisciplinary conference, bringing to MU six leading contemporary Cuban artists. Addressing Afro-Cuban culture, arts, and religious traditions, the artists are: Alberto Lescay Merencio and Juan Roberto Diago, prominent award-winning multimedia artists; Nancy Morejón, poet laureate; Fátima Patterson, actress, storyteller, playwright, and director; and Albertico Lescay Castellanos and Zule Guerra, young leading Cuban jazz composers and performers.

The conference will include exhibits of invited visual artists, an audio-visual art exhibit by University of Havana artists; poetry readings, storytelling, theater, and dance performances, Cuban jazz concerts, artists round table discussions, and scholarly presentations. Documentaries by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook examining the life and work of Afro-Cuban artists will also be screened.

As an interdisciplinary event, conference will involve Black Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, Music, Theatre, Visual Studies, Digital Story Telling, Film, Religion, Gender Studies, and Education, among other disciplines.

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