Professor Cordones-Cook (Romance Languages, University of Missouri) isÂ an award winning documentary filmmaker who has filmed over 100 hours of events in Cuba, the USA, and Canada on topics related to the Afro-Romance Diaspora culture and literature, such as conferences, interviews, ritual dances, and theatrical performances. She has also filmed a series of living histories of Afro-Hispanic intellectuals -33 already- and is as well directing and producing documentaries in Cuba and the United States. She has completed La silla dorada: antologÃa audiovisual (Havana 2010); Cimarroneando con G.H. (Havana 2011); a series of five documentaries on Ediciones VigÃa, Un libro Ãºnico de EstÃ©vez / A One-of-a-Kind Book by EstÃ©vez; PoÃ©ticas visuales / Visual Poetics; La Habana expuesta, un diseÃ±o de EstÃ©vez / Havana on Display, a Design by EstÃ©vez; Entre la palabra y la imagen / Between the Word and the Image (Matanzas and Havana, 2012). Other documentaries include Nancy MorejÃ³n: Paisajes cÃ©lebres / Famous Landscapes (Havana, Toronto, Columbia, Missouri, 2012), Diago: Un artista apalencado / A Maroon Artist (Havana 2013). Professor Cordones-Cook has as well produced and directed in collaboration with Julie Middleton, Michael Hicks, and Barbara Williamson, Battle, Change from Within (Columbia, Missouri, 2012). She has completed a 7 hour and 30 minutes archival documentary on 27 years (1985-2011) of Ediciones VigÃa book production, Abriendo Archivos / Opening Archives (Matanzas: 2013), Rogelio MartÃnez FurÃ©, un Griot cubano / A Cuban Griot(2014), Choco (2014),Â El mundo mÃ¡gico de Mendive (2015), and is as well making progress on other documentaries on Afro-Cuban writers and artists, such as Santiago RodrÃguez Olazabal, Alberto Lescay Merencio, and Zuleica Romay, among others
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site