US and Cuban academics are attending the event, which is taking place at the Havana-based Casa de las Amaricas.
Andres Espinoza, from the Florida Atlantic University, will give a lecture on the history of the bata drums and established drummers in the Miami area as part of Thursday’s program. Raul Fernandez, from the University of California Irvine, will talk about the music that Cubans make in the United States, while Jose Luis Fanjul, from the Complutense University of Madrid, will speak about academic composers in the United States and their musical contributions to Cuba.
Neris Gonzalez, from the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory, in Havana, will lecture on contemporary Cuban jazz players on New York stages.
The book “Arsenio con S de Son y de Salsa”, by Lazaro Nuñez, will be presented during the event, which will also be dedicated to outstanding US documentalist Estela Bravo, who resides in Cuba.
On Wednesday, there was a debate on Cuban migration to the United States seen from the point of view of sociology, psychology and demography, and its implications for culture, politics and society.
Also, the bibliographical exhibition “Bridges and More Bridges. Cubans in the United States through Arts and Letters” was inaugurated at the institution’s library.