Caribbean music, theater, art and architecture evoke passionate responses that feed the soul, the heart and the mind.
Cuban arts and culture has helped transform the identity of Miami, but those influences – along with influences from other Caribbean nations – have also left their mark throughout the Americas.
University of Miami architecture experts study the rich influences in Cuba that make it so architecturally diverse and how that architecture provides a portal that transports you back to Spanish colonial times.
Professors of humanities examine the effusive impacts theater, art and literature have made not just within the Caribbean Basin, but beyond. Other UM experts explore the impact of religion on the region. And from the University's start, student-athletes at UM and the University of Havana explored each other's culture through the art of sport.
The first-generation Cuban-American, who has family members living on the island, has studied Central Havana’s housing problem and proposed strategies to help solve it. The small … More
UM College of Arts and Sciences researchers integrate interdisciplinary work in the Caribbean Studies Group. The social, cultural, and political roots and routes that have historically … More
UM School of Architecture student Lok Chan found that her Chinese ancestry was of great interest to many in Cuba. “China, chinita." TThe words followed University of Miami School of … More
The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami has a strong penchant for featuring art from its regional neighbor—the Caribbean. The Lowe Art Museum, South Florida’s first and most … More
Frost School of Music musicologist explores the impact of music within the narrative of Haiti’s cultural and religious identity. During an all-night service in Jacmel, Haiti—known as jenn … More
With a passion for Caribbean and Latin American theater, UM’s Lillian Manzor helped develop the Cuban Theater Digital Archive with the Otto G. Richter Library and Cuba's National Council for the Performing … More
UM Architecture professors and students have a long and varied connection to Cuba and its unique architectural past. On a sunny January day in Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, 13 students at the … More
A University of Miami architecture student discovered her mother’s childhood home and meets her mother's best childhood friend. For University of Miami student Camille Cortes her first trip … More
Frost School of Music dean traveled to Cuba to engage with young Cuban music students. From reggae and calypso, to salsa and son, each Caribbean nation boasts unique musical styles that … More
In Miami’s first season of football, the Hurricanes traded road trips with the University of Havana. In 2017, the Miami Hurricanes football team will travel to its five scheduled road games via charter bus and charter … More
A UM art historian marvels at the distinctive colonial architecture of Cuban churches. For Karen Mathews, a visit to the La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre … More
UM architecture professor has deep roots to Cuba and its unique architecture. For someone whose curiosity was piqued as a child … More
UM religion experts discuss how Afro-Cuban religions have survived and evolved from its early roots in the slave trade to the Cuban … More