ENCUENTROS/ENCOUNTERS CONFERENCE. Cuba: An Island of Culture, a World of Music

Department of Music
Encuentro Cubano concert and conference

Center for Iberian and Latin American Music
Walter A. Clark, director

CONFERENCE: Cuba: An Island of Culture, a World of Music
A roster of leading scholars and performers of Cuban music will present their latest research on various aspects of Cuban music, past and present

April 26, 2019
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – Screening Room, INTS 1128  
Free and open to the public

Joaquín Borges-Triana, Journalist from Havana, Cuba; Ph.D. in Cultural Studies
Mirna Y. Cabrera, McCook Community College, Nebraska
Leilani Dade, University of California, Riverside
Liliana González Moreno, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Alejandro Madrid, Cornell University
Robin Moore, University of Texas, Austin
Bélen Pérez Castillo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Marysol Quevedo, University of Miami
Susan Thomas, University of Colorado, Boulder
Umi Vaughan, California State University, Monterey Bay

Conference concludes with a video of the performance of Missa de Difuntos (c. 1764) by Cuban composer Esteban Salas (1725-1803), performed by the UCR Choral Society and UCR Chamber Music Ensemble under the baton of Edward Bruner, with Frances Moore, director, and Johnathan Keplinger, continuo.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.music.ucr.edu


The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at the UC Riverside in 2004 to foster research and performance in an interdisciplinary spirit, embracing the entire musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America. In addition to the Romero lecture series, the Center’s activities include maintaining an educational website, www.cilam.ucr.edu, and an online scholarly journal, Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review; sponsoring the annual Otto Mayer-Serra competition for research on Iberian and Latin American music; and organizing annual Encuentros/Encounters, featuring concerts and lectures dealing with a particular aspect of Iberian or Latin American music.  

Walter Aaron Clark, CILAM director and organizer of this year's Encuentro, earned a Ph.D. in musicology from UCLA, where he wrote his dissertation under the direction of the late Robert M. Stevenson. He is the author of books on Spanish composers Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Federico Moreno Torroba, all published by Oxford University Press. His book on the Romero family of guitarists just appeared from University of Illinois Press. He is also the editor or co-editor of several other books on Spanish and Latin American music.  Founding editor of the Oxford series Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music (2005-2016), he is now editor-in-chief of the UC refereed online journal Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review. In 2016, King Felipe VI of Spain awarded him the title Knight Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic.

Encuentro Cubano:The fifteenth in a series of annual Encuentros/Encounters at UCR, this annual event focuses on the music of Cuba with an evening performance by the Cuban band Mezcla on April 25. The conference on April 26 features presentations by leading scholars and performers from around the United States as well as Cuba.

Encuentros/Encounters 2019 is made possible by generous financial support from the UC Riverside Office of the Chancellor; the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Department of Music.

Friday, April 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, Screening Room, INTS 1128

Event Type

Arts, Music & Concerts, Conferences


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Prospective Students, Alumni, International Students, Transfer Students, General Public




Free and open to the public

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