Public Lectures

Celebrating Afro-Cuban Rap: Habana Hiphop Volumen 2 | Panel and Listening Session by Pablo D. Herrera Veitia
Hiphop Archive and Research Institute
Hutchins Center
Harvard University

A panel on the impact of Afro-Cuban rap in Havana. Specifically, on how Afro-Cuban rap relates to notions of Afro-Cuban citizenship, gender, and Afro-Cubans place within the African diaspora. The panel included a listening session of Havana Hiphop Volumen 2, an academic release on vinyl of a compilation of Afro-Cuban rap songs produced by Pablo Herrera in 2002.

Cuban Hip Hop, from Edinburgh | Pablo D. Herrera Veitia | TEDxPortobello

Pablo shares his passion for hip hop and how it has helped him build a global community from Cuba to Scotland. At present, he works with musicians and music promoters who are based in Edinburgh, London, Barcelona, Munich, Miami, and Havana. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by local community in Edinburgh. 

Pablo Herrera is available for public lectures, panel discussions, etc. This is a selection of his most relevant engagements.

May 2019. Celebrating Afro-Cuban Hiphop: Panel and Listening Session with Fred Brathwaite ‘Fab 5 Freddy’, dream hampton, Prof. Tanya Saunders, Prof. Marc Perry, and Ben Caldwell, Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, Harvard University, USA

May 2019. Lecture Rap Music in Havana, New York University, USA

April 2019. Cimafunk: Influences and Context, Brown University, USA

April 2019. Lecture Rap Music in Havana, Brown University, USA

Feb. 2019.  Havana’s Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afro-Cubaneity, Public Lecture, Bates College, USA

Feb. 2019.  Havana’s Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afro-Cubaneity, Afro-Latin American Research Institute Seminar Series, Harvard University, USA

Nov. 2019. Rap Music Production in Cuba. From R&B to Neo-Soul – AAA 182 Lectures Series, Harvard University, USA

June 2018. What Motivates Me? Caribbean Studies Conference. Havana, Cuba

May 2018. Sonic Triptych. Canadian Anthropological Society. CASCA, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Oct. 2017. ‘Carnival!/Carnival!/Kanaval!- Caribbean/Caribe/karayib.’ University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Oct. 2017. Orisha Devotion and Creolisation in Havana. Goldsmith, University of London

Mar. 2017. The Acoustics of Dwelling: A Sound Workshop. SIEF 2017 Gottingen Germany

May 2015. Cuban Hiphop From Edinburgh. TEDx Portobello, Edinburgh, UK

Dec.2015. Cosmopolitanism -Making and Sharing Knowledge. Postgraduate Panel University of St. Andrews, UK

Oct. 2015. Perception and Imagination: Research Methods and Reggaeton in Cuba. University of St. Andrews, UK

Mar. 2015. Utopias, Realities, Heritages: Ethnographies for the 21st century. SIEF 2015. Zagreb

May 2012. Afro-Cuban Hip Hop: Music Production as A Cultural Experience. LEECCC, UFF. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Jul. 2009. Rap, Rumba and Reggaeton: Cuban Hybrids of Cultural and Political Desire Migrating Music. SOAS, UK

Jul. 2008. Crisis and Healing in Popular Cuban Music. EMSFM. Seattle, USA