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WDNA & the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora present

IVAN ACOSTA book presentation WITH A CUBAN SONG IN THE HEART | CON UNA CANCIÓN CUBANA EN EL CORAZÓN

Fri. 7/28/17 at 7:30 pm

IVAN ACOSTA book presentation WITH A CUBAN SONG IN THE HEART | CON UNA CANCIÓN CUBANA EN EL CORAZÓN

  

WITH A CUBAN SONG IN THE HEART | CON UNA CANCIÓN CUBANA EN EL CORAZÓN (Un-Gyve Press) features the artwork from 280 album covers from Iván Acosta's collection of over 5,000 long-playing discs—a collection which hangs in the living room of his New York City home and which includes the two albums that he and his sister smuggled out of Cuba on that August 28th, 1961; and by which he weaves a story of real life passages from his chilhood in Santiago de Cuba and "tidbits of history that lay dormant in those album covers," local lore and landmark events. "Not a novel of politics, not a history of Cuban music, not an autobiography, but an anecdotal and musical journey of a soul," "a Cuban, an exile, a Cuban- American" liberated by and with the music. A double album compilation on Un-Gyve Records, packaged as a CD or in an alternate vinyl LP edition, and an exhibition of the album artwork coincides with the publication of WITH A CUBAN SONG IN THE HEART, which includes both the English and Spanish versions of the text.

The 12.5 x 12.5 card-cover book is 162 pages with 290 full color illustrations, with an introduction by Wall Street Journal contributor and JazzWax founder, journalist and historian, Marc Myers.

The presentation will be followed by a Q & A with the author, and a recital by the popular singer and guitarist David Oquendo, who will cap the evening with some hits from yesteryear.

For a sneak peek published by the Harvard Review Online, click here:

http://www.harvardreview.org/?q=features/inside-the-book/cuban-song-heart

WDNA Jazz Gallery

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