Culture and the Cuban Revolution: Conversations in Havana / Edition 1

Culture and the Cuban Revolution: Conversations in Havana / Edition 1

by John M. Kirk, Leonardo Padura Fuentes
     
 

This unusual collaboration between a Cuban novelist and a Canadian professor offers uncensored and frank interviews with prominent figures of contemporary Cuban cultural life, from a Grammy-winning jazz artist to world-class filmmakers and actors, writers, ballet dancers, and dramatists. The thirteen people interviewed played a leading role in cultural life during… See more details below

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This unusual collaboration between a Cuban novelist and a Canadian professor offers uncensored and frank interviews with prominent figures of contemporary Cuban cultural life, from a Grammy-winning jazz artist to world-class filmmakers and actors, writers, ballet dancers, and dramatists. The thirteen people interviewed played a leading role in cultural life during the years of the revolutionary process and today are considered official Cuban figures.

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ISBN-13:
9780813020785
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/16/2001
Series:
Contemporary Cuba Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue
1Silvio Rodriguez: Folk Music, Revolutionary Style1
2Anton Arrufat: A Writer Whose Heart Is Still Beating17
3Alicia Alonso: Living on the Tips of Her Toes39
4Abelardo Estorino Lives and Writes in an Old House50
5Chucho Valdes: Traditional Rhythm and Jazz in Search of a Grammy65
6Pablo Armando Fernandez: Clearly Onside78
7Leo Brouwer: Passion Has Six Strings93
8Nancy Morejon: "A Black Woman from Cuba, That's All"107
9Roberto Fernandez Retamar and Literary Commitment119
10The Exceptional Art of Roberto Fabelo130
11Frank Fernandez: From Mayari to Artistic Glory143
12Fernando Perez: In Search of Happiness154
13Jorge Perugorria: Climbing Up a Mango Tree167
Epilogue: Living and Creating in Cuba - Risks and Challenges177
Suggested Additonal Reading187

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