Arístides Falcón Paradí

Arístides Falcón Paradí

Arístides Falcón Paradí
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
646-781-5308
Room number: 
7.66NB

Education

PhD, MPh. Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures Program

MA. The City College (CUNY)        

Diploma. School of Languages, Cuba, French Department

BA. University of Havana, National School of Arts, Division of Scene Arts

Bio

Arístides Falcón Paradí finished a feature length documentary film Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen (101 min) about rumba in New York City. It was screening at Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival (Sept, 2014) and 22nd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), NYC, Dec, 2014.  El Play (30 min) directed by Pablo Medina, a short documentary that he wrote and co-produced, was awarded Best Documentary Short Film at the Urbanworld Film Festival 2008 in New York.  It also won the Excellence in Filmmaking award at the Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in Cooperstown, NY.  He has completed a script (Ashé Obanilú) and a novel (En clave blen blen) about the great conga player and composer Chano Pozo.  His collection of poems Tantra Tanka was published in Spain (Madrid: Betania, 2003) followed by Japan (Tokyo: Fransudo, 2007).  His book, La crueldad en el teatro de Matías Montes-Huidobro (2006), was published by the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies at Boulder, Colorado and also the article “Antonin Artaud y el teatro de la crueldad en Cuba” by Latin American Theatre Review  Fall (2003): 95-103.

Publications

Books

La Crueldad en el Teatro de Matias Montes Huidobro

 

 

La crueldad en el teatro de Matías Montes Huidobro.  Boulder, Colorado:  Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2006.

Tantra-tanka. Tokyo: Fransudo, 2007. (Poetry, in Japanese).

Tantra-tanka. Madrid: Editorial Betania, 2003. (Poetry).

 

 

 

 

Documentary Films

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen

 

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen (101 min) Director, Writer, and Producer, 2013. (http://vimeo.com/66346014)

EL Play (30 min). Co-Producer, writer and image, 2008. (Produced and directed by Pablo A. Medina.)

 

 

Articles

“Apuntes sobre Chano Pozo.”  Islas. Afro-Cuban Alliance  3 (2006): 58-65.

“El exilio perpetuo y sus cercanías concéntricas en la poesía de María Elena Cruz Varela.”  Anales Literarios Poetas  2.2 (1998): 156-66.

“Antonin Artaud y el teatro de la crueldad en Cuba.”  Latin American Theatre Review  Fall (2003): 95-103.   

Introduction. Terracotta Flames. By Charu Sheel Singh. New Delhi: Minerva Press, 2003.

Research

Honors and Awards

Film Making Excellence (El Play): The Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival, Cooperstown, NY, Oct 2009.

Best Documentary Short Film (El Play): Urban World Film Festival, NYC, NY, Sept 2008.

Sigma Delta Mu (National Honor Society), 2005.

Semi-finalist to the North American Open Poetry Contest sponsored by The National Library of Poetry, 1997.

First Prize in Poetry Contest (Miami Dade Community College), 1987.

Expertise

  • Poetry, Theater, and Film XX Century
  • Latin American Caribbean Studies
  • Diaspora Studies

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