The CubaNOLA Arts Collective presents –
Santiago de Cuba
ReBirth & Congas en la Calle
group photography exhibit
January 5 to February 23, 2008
with the ReBirth Brass Band
January 5, 2008 – 6:00 to 9:00pm
McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street (corner of St. Andrew)
Photographers include –
Christopher Porché West, Diana Sánchez, Frank Stewart, Gayle Shearer, L.J. Goldstein, Libby Nevinger, M. Delos Reyes, Nancy Collins
Experience the cultural explosion of the ReBirth Brass Band and Conga music parades in the streets of the Los Hoyos neighborhood during Carnaval in Santiago de Cuba.
Reflections on the powerful connections between New Orleans and Santiago de Cuba through the lenses of photographers that have traveled to Santiago de Cuba under the research auspices of the CubaNOLA Arts Collective.
Most of the photographers are based in New Orleans, with participants from New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Colorado, as well.
The ReBirth Brass Band will be at the opening reception to talk about their experiences in Santiago de Cuba and their plans to continue research on Cuban music and carnival.
Press Contacts: Ariana Hall, CubaNOLA Arts Collective: 504-858-1730
Shantrelle Lewis, McKenna Museum: 504-586-7432
For more information visit www.cubanola.org/SantiagoPhotos or www.themckennamuseum.com