Monthly Archives: February 2013

Copley & Havana

Watson and the Shark John Singleton Copley 1778 Oil on canvas National Gallery of Art From the National Gallery of Art site: ”John Singleton Copley’s Watson and the Shark was inspired by an event that took place in Havana, Cuba, in 1749. Fourteen-year-old Brook … Continue reading

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Lydia Cabrera and a group of informants

Lydia Cabrera (second from right) with a group of informants n.d. Photograph Cuban Heritage Collection. Collection: Lydia Cabrera, University of Miami Libraries

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Catedral de La Habana

Catedral de La Habana, Cuba 1910-1930 Photograph Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

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Corredor de una casa cubana

Corredor de una casa cubana, Habana n.d. Postcard Cuban Postcard Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

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Found photograph

Another Plaza de Armas find. Stamp on back reads: “Foto JOSEITO ESPECIALIZADO EN PIÑATAS, FOTOGRAFIAS DE NIÑOS Y BODAS. CERRO, #1211 (altos), esquina a Tejas TELEF. M-7189”

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Abakuá

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py5KwcwQAtI?feature=oembed&w=500&h=374] Abakuá, 1962, dir. Bernabé Hernández (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Al compas de Cuba

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuI_aiDacRo?feature=oembed&w=500&h=374] Al compas de Cuba, 1960, dir. Marcus Gallo. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Una mata

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX3c4RzzcH4?feature=oembed&w=500&h=374] “En mi Cuba nace una mata/que sin permiso no se puede tumbar/ no se puede tumbar/ porque son orishas.” (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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