East of Havana goes to Boston

(My Ferry Ride Today)

Well, I’m here in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We’re going to enjoy some Lobster rolls, hang out on the docks, and talk Cuba Cuba Cuba….

Here is the breakdown from the website:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

11:15am to 12:15pm
SESSION – HISTORY OF CUBAN MUSIC – Jauretsi Saizarbitoria will give a presentation describing how political changes throughout Cuba’s history launched movements of new genres of Cuban music. Rumba came from slavery times, the nueva trova folk era in the 1960s, and Cuban rap evolved during the “Special Period”.

Where: at the Crown and Anchor – Paramount Room
247 Commercial Street (508) 487-1430

Sunday, June 13, 2010

SCREENING – East of Havana – Running time is 1 hour and 22 minutes – Not Rated but suitable for all ages – 2004. Charlize Theron produced documentary about Cuban rap music – The co-Director of East of Havana, Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, will introduce the film and be available after the showing to answer questions from the audience. The New York Times says this film is “the real deal”.

Where: at the Provincetown Art House Theatre
214 Commercial Street (508) 487-9222

For more information on the conference, visit Cubacon.com

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