Saturday 18 September, 18:00

Zoé Valdés, Carlos Aguilera, Jorge Ferrer, Dmitry Prigov and Miriam Reyes

Despite their singularities the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Cuba have reciprocal cultural and literary influences in common, influences resulting from the interrelations of the Western canon and also from the Communist phase in which solid political ties and cultural and economic exchanges were established.


Café Europe-Havana proposes an encounter between the creators of "both worlds" in an atmosphere that recreates the tertulias, or literary gatherings, of the artistic avant-gardes. Writers and intellectuals from Cuba and Central and Eastern Europe will describe how they see things at the start of this new century. The role of translations, the frontiers of the imagination, the organisation of the book market, "hidden geographies," and the Communist and post-Communist contexts in relation to the literary work are some of the themes to be addressed in the two sessions of the encounter.


Zoé Valdés, Jorge Ferrer, , Dmitry Prigov, Miriam Reyes
With the music of Ángel Pereira (percussion), Mauricio Villavecchia (piano) & Jorge Sarraute (double bass).
The Present Continuous, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Open Science, Psi Particle, Art Now, Eco Factor, Emerging Culture, Cybersphere, New Activism