Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dobo: A Liberated African in Nineteenth-Century Havana

“The story of one of the Africans on board the Fingal, a ten-year old boy named Dobo, illustrates the difficulties emancipados faced living under Spanish jurisdiction. Dobo’s story, or Gabino as he was renamed after his arrival in Cuba, is … Continue reading

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Por eso dicen “sentimiento de manana”

Siempre me he preguntado que quiere decir “manana” que suele repetirse en las canciones de la música popular cubana. Ricardo Roberto Oropesa Fernández nos explica en su artículo “¿Cuál es tu Bururúm? (I)”: “El cantante, compositor y maraquero Felipe Nery Cabrera Urrutia (La … Continue reading

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Calles de la Habana from 1934

What does one do on a holiday? Why, look through viewbooks of 19th and 20th century Cuba digitized by the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami, of course! Of the thirty-five books available online, a large number offer pristine … Continue reading

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I am an art historian and writer based in New York. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History at New York University. I am working on a book manuscript based on my doctoral dissertation, defended … Continue reading

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