American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC) announced today an exciting multidisciplinary initiative, Cuban Culture Festival New York, to take place in Spring 2015, presented in collaboration with renowned New York organizations Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA), Americas Society, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Jack Shainman Gallery, The Joyce Theater, and The National Arts Club. The festival will bring to New York the latest in Cuban film, dance, music and visual arts–in celebration of AFLFC’s 15th anniversary, and 20-year history of its sister organization, the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC), and their successful partnership throughout the years promoting arts exchange between the U.S. and Cuba.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with these outstanding New York institutions to share the richness of Cuban culture throughout the city, and to expose the extraordinary artists behind it,” says Carole Rosenberg, president of AFLFC. “We’ve been working tirelessly for fifteen years providing inter-cultural experiences for artists and audiences alike from America and Cuba. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished, and this festival is a great way to celebrate it.”
Cuban Culture Festival New York will feature film showcases by AFLFC’s Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) and BAMcinématek, dance programs presented by The Joyce Theater and The Windows Project, a dance master class co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group, music concerts by ALJA, Americas Society and BAMcafé Live, and visual arts exhibition hosted by Jack Shainman Gallery and The National Arts Club. Details on all featured programs will be announced shortly.
November 14, 2014