FEC's Week of Cuban Culture Opening Ceremonies

Want to learn how to make Cuban cafecito?

By UM News

Want to learn how to make Cuban cafecito?

By UM News
UM’s Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos will teach you how during “Week of Cuban Culture,” through March 8.

Do you want to learn to make a Cuban cafecito with espumita?

Have you been itching to learn how to dance salsa?

Can you use a few tips on how to slay someone in a game of dominoes, Cuban style?

Well, your chance is here. This week, the University of Miami Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos, or Federation of Cuban Students (FEC) will hold its annual “Week of Cuban Culture.”

“Since we are the University of Miami and Miami is so influenced by Cubans, we feel that is it important for people to learn about the incredible things our culture has to offer,” said Abdiel Caballero, FEC president, who is Cuban-American.

Among the main events:

Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. – Cafecito Talks at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center

A panel discussion on different aspects of the Cuban culture (including Santeria and the influence of the Chinese culture on the island) with UM Religious Studies professor Michelle Maldonado, Cuban-American author Andres Solares and Martin Tsang, Cuban Heritage Collection librarian.  

Wednesday, March 6 –

Taste of Cuba during dinner hours at the Hecht-Stanford and Mahoney-Pearson dining halls. FEC members will be serving café Cubano.

Domino EfFECt at 6:30 p.m., an open dominoes tournament where everyone is invited. Find them on the Moss Terrace at the Shalala Center.

Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. – Salsa? Pssssssh. Everyone can learn to salsa to live music at Storm Surge.

Friday, March 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. – Carnaval Cubano on the Lakeside Patio. Free paella and live music for those who attend.

To conclude the week, join FEC for the Havana Nights closing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on the Lakeside Patio. A night of Cuban and Latin music, for dancers and those who want to learn.

For more information, follow FEC’s events on Facebook.