Nation Report Part 2Cuban Culture<br />
Cuban Music<br />Cuban music is a myriad of styles and genres, with a long history.<br />While influences from Africa and ...
Cuban Literature<br />Cuban literature began to find its voice in the early 19th century<br />The major works published in...
Cuban Film<br />Pre-revolutionary cinema:<br />Before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 the total film production was around 80...
Sources<br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ec...
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Part 2. Nation Report

  1. 1. Nation Report Part 2Cuban Culture<br />
  2. 2. Cuban Music<br />Cuban music is a myriad of styles and genres, with a long history.<br />While influences from Africa and Spain were predominant, Cuban music has also been shaped by the music of Europe, Latin-America and American pop music and jazz. <br />Son - is a style of popular dance music that originated in the Oriente province of Cuba.<br />Guajira – is a derivation of Son, usually played a little slower, and identified by its arpeggiated guitar or piano parts. &quot;Guantanamera&quot; is probably the most famous guajira. <br />Bolero - A slow, romantic ballad. <br />Rumba - A secular folkloric form, Rumba consists of drumming, dancing and call-and-response singing both in African and Spanish languages.<br />Mambo - representative of the dance style popularized in the 40&apos;s and 50&apos;s.<br />Timba - The newest and most controversial music out of Cuba, Timba is like salsa on steroids. It incorporates influences from Brazilian music, R&B, hip-hop and salsa. <br />
  3. 3. Cuban Literature<br />Cuban literature began to find its voice in the early 19th century<br />The major works published in Cuba during that time were of an abolitionist character<br />Notable writers of that era:<br />Gertrudis Gomez Avellaneda<br />CiriloVillaverde (Picture on Right)<br /> After the abolition, in 1886 Cuba led the way in Latin American literature with themes of freedom and independence<br />Notable writers of that era:<br /> Nicolas Guillen<br />Dulce Maria Loynaz<br /> Jose Lezama Lima<br />AlejoCarpentier<br />Reinaldo Arenas<br /> Guillermo Cabrera<br /> To this day, Cuban literature is one of the most prolific, relevant, and influential literatures in Latin America and in all of the Spanish speaking world<br />
  4. 4. Cuban Film<br />Pre-revolutionary cinema:<br />Before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 the total film production was around 80 full-length movies <br />Post-revolutionary cinema:<br /> In the first days of 1959 the new government created a cinematographic department within the Dirección de Cultura del EjercitoRebelde (Culture division of the Rebel Army)<br />The first ten years of the institution were called by the critics the Golden Age<br />Famous Films: <br /> Las docesillas - The twelve chairs (1962) Muerte de un burocrata - Death of a bureaucrat (1966) Memorias del subdesarrollo - Memories of underdevelopment (1968) Lucia (1969)<br />Famous Actors: Alberto Puiol, Blanca Rosa Blanco, Beatriz Valdez, Cesar Evora, Mario Cimarro, Consuelo Vidal<br />Famous Directors:<br /> Eduardo Manet, Enrique Colina, Enrique Pineda Barnet, FaustoCanel<br />
  5. 5. Sources<br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Cuba<br />http://www.cubatrade.org/<br />http://www.cubapolidata.com/gpc/gpc.html<br />Internet Movie Database<br />

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