DRCLAS: Cuban “Serious” Music and Aesthetics in 20th Century Latin America


Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


CGIS South, Resource Room (S-216), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Cuba Studies Program:


Speaker: Leo Brouwer, Cuban Composer

Join Maestro Leo Brouwer as he surveys the “Latin Tinge,” Cuban classical and commercial music from 1900 – 2000. The lecture will highlight the impressive body of work that Brouwer produced from 1960-2000.



Leo Brouwer (Havana,1939). Cuban-born composer, orchestral conductor, guitarist, researcher, pedagogue, and cultural promoter, Leo Brouwer is among the most recognized figures of our times.

Brouwer is currently an honorary member of the CIM of UNESCO, the Italo-Latin American Institute, the Society of Composers and Authors of Italy, the Academy of Fine Arts of Granada, the Royal Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts of Córdoba, and full member of the Cuban Academy of Language, among other prestigious international institutions.

Moderated by Yosvany Terry, Visiting Senior Lecturer on Music and Director of the Harvard Jazz Band, Harvard University

See also: Cambridge OfficeArts and HumanitiesCubaCuba Studies Program