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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Creole Choir of Cuba(pictured at right) is featured in the film, Reembarque, and will be appearing at the Ordway on October 22. On February 7, 2015, Contra-Tiempo will perform.


In a historic appearance, Cuba's top U.S. diplomat, José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, D.C. spoke at the "Night in Havana" concert at the Ordway Center for the performing Arts on October 5 (see reviews en español and English), and at St. Thomas University on October 6. View flyer. He also toured St. Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse and laid a wreath at the statue of José Martí, a gift from the Cuban government to Ambassador Robert Butler in the 1950s. Below Dr. Cabañas meets with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman


Reembarque (Reshipment), a new film about Haitians, the
"army of black workers who fertilized with their sweat the
fields of Cuba from the beginning of the twentieth century,"
was shown in Minneapolis on October 11 as part of a nation-
wide tour by director Gloria Rolando. Gloria made presenta-
tions at six institutions in the Twin Cities. She is pictured
with students from Metropolitan Community and
Technical College on October 8 and with Robert Byrd from
the Jerome Foundation at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on October 11.




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