Yesenia F. Selier

Yesenia F. Selier is a Cuban-born performer and researcher, recipient of fellowships from CLACSO, Cuban Heritage Collection, the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection, and Tinker Foundation. Her work on Afro Cuban culture, encompassing dance, music, and racial identity has been published in Cuba, the United States, Colombia, and Brazil. She has worked alongside artists like Teresita Fernandez, Coco Fusco, Septeto Nacional de Cuba, Jane Bunnett, Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, Román Diaz. She produced the theater play “ Women Orishas” for Miami Cuban Museum (2013), the performance procession “Día de Reyes” at Madison Square Park (2015), the Performance “Oshun- Inform” in Washington Square Park (2016), and “Nigra Suns”, Kennedy Center (2018) and “En(CoroNa)cion (2020).