"Dame dame dame, que te voy a dar ... una guayabita de mi guayabal."



Wednesday, November 10 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

EL Grupo "Palmeras" es la representación en vivo de los violines de negros, ganadores del Festival del Pacífico Petronio Alvarez.
Trabajo investigativo por Paloma Muñoz


Tribute to Rafael Hernández




Rafaél Hernández (1892–1965)
Bobby Sanabria and the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to Puerto Rico’s greatest composer, Maestro Rafaél Hernández, whose works include such masterpieces as
Preciosa and Lamento Borincano and who made history as a trumpeter with bandleader James Reese Europe’s 369th Regiment Harlem Hell Fighters band during World War I.

October 22 / 7:30 PM /
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music

120 Claremont Avenue

(Broadway and W. 122nd St.)

All tickets $5

For tickets call 917-493-4428

(See attachment for more information)


Walking Tour — "De un pajáro las dos alas"*: 19th Century Caribbean Political Exiles and Revolutionaries During the latter part of the 19th century, New York City was a key center of political activities for revolutionaries and exiles from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Dr. Ramón E. Betances, Eugenio María de Hostos and José Martí lived and worked in New York as leaders of the independence movements. Joining them were other important political figures, intellectuals and artists from those two Caribbean countries. In the 1880’s and 90’s, this vibrant community of political émigrés was enhanced by the arrival of the tabaqueros , the tobacco workers. This tour will visit the sites where Cuban and Puerto Rican revolutionaries lived, met and shared their struggles for independence from Spanish colonial domination. Although few of the buildings still exist, we will walk through the neighborhoods and reconstruct history through pictures and stories. The tour has been prepared and will be guided by Elena Martínez, a staff folklorist at City Lore, and Orlando José Hernández, a professor of Humanities at Hostos Community College-CUNY.

Saturday October 9th and 23rd, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Price : $12; $8 students, seniors, City Lore members
Meeting place : Broadway/Houston subway (F, M, 6). Meet at corner of Houston Street and Broadway, sw corner
For more information or to make reservations : 212.529.1955 x306 or emartinez@citylore.org . Reservations are required. This event is sponsored by City Lore in collaboration with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

*This is a line of poetry from Lola Rodríguez de Tio, who was an activist in exile here in the 1890’s.


CFP: "In the Mix: Asian Popular Music"


"In the Mix: Asian Popular Music"
Conference, Princeton University, March 25th-26th, 2011.

A conference organized with support from the Department of East Asian Studies, the Department of Music, the Program in American Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University.

Special Talk and Performance: DJ Krush

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2010

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the conference, "In the Mix: Asian Popular Music," which will take place on the campus of Princeton University on March 25–26, 2011.

Interest in Asian popular music—by which we are referencing both popular music in Asia itself and popular genres played by Asians outside of Asia—has grown internationally over the past decade, thanks to the global popularity of anime, video games, and other media, increased travel, and easy accessibility through the Internet, among other factors. In a world where global popular musics are decentralized into local scenes that are less influenced by North American trends than they might have been in the past, the study of Asian popular music invites negotiations among a diversity of theoretical viewpoints, methodologies, and disciplines, including globalization, gender, media and/or literary studies, anthropology, and musicology/ethnomusicology.

The conference aims to gather together scholars from a wide range of perspectives. We are also inviting musicians and music industry professionals to contribute their thoughts on their own experiences, thereby adding practical insight into the mix of scholarly discussions. In so doing, we seek to deepen our understanding of artists, musics, and scenes as perceived by fans, promoters, and academics in actual and theoretical contexts.

In addition to paper panels and discussions, the conference will include a special talk by DJ Krush—a pioneer of Japanese hip-hop and internationally known DJ/producer, known for his varied soundscapes of hip-hop beats and Japanese sonic references—followed by a performance by DJ Krush.

We welcome proposals for papers from scholars of all disciplines on any aspect of popular music in Asia or by Asians or Asian-Americans. Some suggested topics include:

-Histories of subcultural music scenes in Asia

-Asian hip-hop

-Questions of authenticity, hybridity, and the boundaries between subcultures

-Aesthetics and music

-Musical analyses


-Reception of Asian or Asian-American popular music, within or outside of the home country

-Relations between theory and ethnography in the study of Asian popular music

-Interactions between digital culture and popular music

Submissions should comprise a paper title, an abstract of up to 250 words, a short bibliography of no more than a page, and a short biography of about 200 words, all in one .rtf or .doc file with the author's lastname_firstname as the title. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to puasianpopconference@gmail.com by 30 November 2010 and should include the title of the paper, name, affiliation, email address, and mailing address of the applicant. Please address any questions to the organizing committee at the email address above.

Organizing committee

Richard Okada, Department of East Asian Studies

Noriko Manabe, Department of Music

Cameron Moore, Department of East Asian Studies




La Universidad del Cauca a través del Departamento de Geografía, del Doctorado en Ciencias Ambientales y de la Maestría en Estudios Interdisciplinarios del desarrollo, en asocio con el Área cultural del Banco de la República (Agencia Cultural Popayán) y la Corporación Universitaria Autónoma del Cauca, tienen el gusto de convocar a participar del Seminario: “Estudios Socioculturales y Ambientales del Pacífico Colombiano” que tendrá lugar los días 25 y 26 de noviembre de 2010 en la ciudad de Popayán, departamento del Cauca (Colombia).

El seminario pretende consolidarse como un espacio abierto de discusión, reflexión y proposición en torno a las dinámicas que se vienen desarrollando en el Andén Pacífico Colombiano, con especial referencia a los procesos sociales y ambientales que se producen en su interior.

El Seminario propondrá así, un lugar de diálogo desde diferentes betas de análisis. En dicho diálogo tendrán cabida las investigaciones académicas que se han desarrollado o se vienen desarrollando en la zona, así como las voces que desde los movimientos sociales emergen como alternativa y como propuesta de sostenimiento de la vida y de la diversidad.


Propiciar un espacio de diálogo y reflexión en torno a las dinámicas y procesos que tienen lugar en la Costa Pacífica Colombiana.


Como se anotó anteriormente, el Seminario propone un espacio abierto de diálogo, discusión y análisis, sin embargo, se proponen de entrada unas líneas gruesas de trabajo que permitirán orientar metodológicamente el evento:

- Territorio, medio ambiente y cultura en el Pacífico colombiano.

- Cátedra afrocolombiana.

- Proceso organizativo y movimientos sociales en el Pacífico colombiano.

- La intervención internacional en el Pacífico colombiano.

- Conflicto, violencia y narcotráfico en el Pacífico colombiano.

- Comunidades negras y Comunidades Indígenas en el Pacífico colombiano.


Para mayor información sobre el seminario, contáctenos a través del correo electrónico: sociopacifico@gmail.com o en los teléfonos celulares: 315 578 9890 - 315 518 3870.


Carlos Enrique Osorio Garcés

Tulio Andrés Clavijo Gallego

Profesores Departamento de Geografía Universidad del Cauca

Por primera vez, censo argentino busca contar los afroargentinos

El día 27 de octubre se realizará, por primera vez en su historia durante el Censo Nacional de Población, una pregunta referida a la población afrodescendiente habitante en Argentina. El Censo es una herramienta que permitirá, en esta oportunidad, no sólo saber cuántos afrodescendientes viven en Argentina, sino también brindar los datos necesarios para poner en valor una parte más de la diversidad de nuestra cultura e historia que muchas veces se ha visto negada o silenciada. El reconocimiento y la valoración de las diversidades enriquecen cultural, política y económicamente a un país y sus habitantes. Es por eso que desde el INADI consideramos que el Censo 2010 incluya la problemática afrodescendiente es un paso hacia el reconocimiento del aporte que dicha cultura e historia ha brindado al país.

The Future of Colombia’s Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Communities: Preservation or Displacement and Extinction?

The Washington Office on Latin America and Global Rights Partners for Justice cordially invite you to a special evening discussion on:

The Future of Colombia’s Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Communities: Preservation or Displacement and Extinction?


Jacobo Orejuela, AFRODES Quibdó, Chocó
Luzmilla Gutierrez, AFRODES Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca
Jose Santos Caicedo, Black Communities Process (PCN), Bogotá- invited
Javier Sanchez, Councilor for Territory, Natural Resources and Biodiversity, ONIC
Fernando Fierro Gomez, Lawyer, ONIC

On November 9, 2009, Christian Salazar Volkmann, representative of the UN High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) stated, “Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities are subject to increasing persecution by protagonists of Colombia's armed conflict and that as a result the murder rate among leaders of these communities has more than doubled.” Since this time the human rights and humanitarian situation for these communities has only continued to worsen. According to Amnesty International, in 2009 114 members of indigenous communities were murdered and to date in 2010, 110 members of indigenous communities have been murdered. In 2010 alone at least three massacres have taken place in Afro-Colombian communities with the latest massacre being that of five persons in Nariño on October 1st.

Join us for presentations with Afro-Colombian and Indigenous community leaders and IDP representatives from the National Association of Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians, Black Communities Process and the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia to hear about the latest developments concerning these communities’ territorial, human and cultural rights. The AFRODES leaders will present on recent murders, threats and internal displacements of Afro-Colombians in the Chocó and Valle del Cauca. PCN will discuss recent developments concerning anti-narcotic efforts and continued violence in the Southwestern region of Colombia. The ONIC will launch their comprehensive campaign for the survival of indigenous peoples at risk of extinction in Colombia in the US at this event. All the presenters will present their analysis of the Juan Manuel Santos Administration and recommendations for US policymakers and civil society.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Ave, 4th Floor conference room
Washington, DC

Light refreshments will be served

Presentations in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English

RSVP by October 21st by e-mailing Anthony Dest at adest@wola.org or by calling (202) 797-2171