contenedor – y ahora? (program 3) and screening of Hanny Mirin’s documentary Ni Rojo, Ni Verde! Azul!

April 29, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CCS Bard

contenedor – y ahora? questions the recent emergence of musical spectacles in Cuba. This broadcast showcases genres of music that have been prevalently played in the music festival circuit as a means to grapple with potential shifts in contemporary Cuban music as the island looks outward, away from the Caribbean, to form international musical partnerships and industries.

In conjunction with contenedor – y ahora?, a screening of the documentary Ni Rojo, Ni Verde! Azul!, will take place. The film, directed by Hanny Mirin, is about the history and censoring of the Rotilla Music Festival, one of the earliest festivals dedicated to electronic and alternative music and art in Cuba. The screening will take place in Classroom 102, CCS Bard on April 29, where the film will play on a loop from 11 – 6 PM.

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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