contenedor – fundacion (program 2)

April 22, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hessel Museum of Art

contenedor – fundacion surveys a foundation for Cuban music via the collapse and integration of Jazz, Folkloric, and Popular music. By tuning into these unique forms, individually and meshed together, the groundwork for a rhythmic investigation into music’s relationship to Cuban social structures is explored. This program features a musical playlist and conversation with composer, trombonist, and professor Chris Stover.

los contenedores (no) son mejores vacios is an online radio program in four parts, which broadcasts music that has been impacted, in content and circulation, by the political history of the Cuban Revolution as well as the contemporary repercussions of its regime. Via the transmission of playlists and interviews, modes of popular music exist as a critical means to explore the potential futurities of Cuba amidst an uncertain political, economical, and social present.

All the programs in los contenedores (no) son mejores vacios can be accessed via Bard College’s WXBC ( and is archived on To accompany the radio program, a listening space will be hosted at the Center for Curatorial Studies’ Hessel Museum of Art. All programs will be broadcasted live from the space on each individual airdate.

This program is produced by  Lola Martinez as part of the exhibition los contenedores (no) son mejores vacios, which is part of the requirements for the master of arts degree at The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.


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