Both weekends, 11am – 6pm
Photography Exhibit: A Selection from “The Light in Cuban Eyes”
This exhibit, based on Madeleine Plonsker’s collection of contemporary Cuban photography, highlights the work of both emerging and established Cuban photographers, providing a glimpse into contemporary life and esthetics in Cuba. The Light in Cuban Eyes exhibit was first shown at Lake Forest College in Illinois in 2015.
“¡Arrollando con la Conga!”
Multimedia Presentation – Santiago de Cuba’s Carnival and Conga Parades
This video footage collected over a span of 15 years by Cubans William Sabourin and Tomas Montoya documents the phenomenon and importance of Congas, or street parade groups, within the cultural fabric of Santiago de Cuba. This footage illustrates not only the spirit and uniqueness of Santiago, but also the strong cultural connection between Cuba and New Orleans. Members of Conga Los Hoyos, Santiago’s most renowned Conga, who appear in the video footage will parade throughout the Festival grounds and perform at the Pavilion.