Latin Cultural Production in U.S. to be Debated in Havana

Havana, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) An International Colloquium Latinos in Arts and Literature, from October 15 to 17 will focus attention on cultural production of Latin Americans in the United States, announced organizers. The Director of the Program of Studies on Latinos in the United States of the Havana Casa de las Americas, Antonio Aja, explained this second edition includes conferences, book presentations and projection of film premieres.

The interaction of latin communities and the US cultural industries, the conflicts and complexities of that relation are among the topics to debate in the agenda, he added.

Also, another theoretical moment dedicated to examine the insertion of Latin literary productions in the US distributing markets, said Aja.

For the inauguration on October 15, will open the photo exhibition Vestigios/Vestiges, made up by images of the collection Art of our America Haydee Santamaria, which shows several cultural marks left by Latin American migrations to the United States.

Meanwhile, the closing gala will be in charge of Cuban composer/singer Descemer Bueno, who will offer a concert at Casa de las Americas next October 17.

Researchers and artists coming from seven Latin American countries will attend the colloquium, although most of them live or work out of their country of birth.

The population of Latin origin in the U.S. are some 51 million persons, one out of every six persons living in the U.S. and analysts indicate this number will keep on growing, due, basically, to migrations from Latin America and the Caribbean .

ef/mgt/ifb Modificado el ( lunes, 07 de octubre de 2013 )

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