Cuba: Black History, Life & Values
(see also Cuba & Cuba: Revolution)
Cuba's Struggle Against Racism. Roberto Jorquera, Green Left Weekly (3/11/98).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bronfman, Alejandra. "'En plena libertad y democracia': negros brujos & the social question, 1904-1919," Hispanic American Historical Review 82,3 (8/02):549-88.
Landau, Saul. "A new twist on race in Cuba," Monthly Review (2/91):53-58. Review essay on Moore, Castro, the Blacks & Africa.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Barnet, Miguel. Afro-Cuban Religions (Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener, 2003)
Bettelheim, Judith. Cuban Festivals: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture (Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener, 2003)
Castillo Bueno, María de los Reyes. Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the 20th C. (Durham NC: Duke, 2000).
Dzidzienyo, Anani & Lourdes Casal. The Position of Blacks in Brazilian & Cuban Society (London: Minority Rights Group, 1979).
Moore, Carlos. Castro, the Blacks, & Africa (Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, 1989).
Walker, Daniel E. No More, No More: Slavery & Cultural Resistance in Havana & New Orleans (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2004).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Buena Vista Social Club" , dir. Wim Wenders, 101m. In video stores. Documentary on a group of legendary Cuban musicians, some still performing in their nineties.
"Cubamor" , dir. Joshua Bee Alafia, 142m.
"A Cuban Legend" , dir. Bette Wanderman, 80m. Muralist Salvador González & his artistic transformation of a Havana alleyway.
"Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories" , dir. Pam Sporn, 56m. From Latin American Video Archives. Documentary on background & tangled identities of Black Cuban immigrant family in New York.
"Motivations" , dir. Marisol Trujillo, 13m. From Cinema Guild. Painter Manuel Mendive discusses African themes in his work.
"My Footsteps in Baraguá (Los hijos de Baraguá)" , 60m. From Latin American Video Archives. English-speaking Cuban community of descendents of Jamaican & Barbadian laborers.
"Routes of Rhythm with Harry Belafonte" , dir. H. Dratch & E. Rosow, 3 segments of 58m each. From Cinema Guild. Traces history of Afro-Cuban music from Africa & Spain to Gloria Estefan & Rubén Blades.
"Rumblings of the Earth: Wilfredo Lam, His Work & Words" [19??], dir. Denise Byrd, 23m. From Filmakers' Library.
"The Scorpion (comparsa el Alacrán)" , dir. Goria Rolando, 19m. From Latin American Video Archives. Documentary on history of a Black Cuban carnival fiesta.
"Verso Negro" , dir. L. Luchetti & B. Levin, 40m. From Cinema Guild.