Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop with Live Drumming

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Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop with Live Drumming

All are welcome for a truly divine master class on Cuban movement traditions with West and Central African roots, taught by renowned dancer/musician Reynaldo González Fernández.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
12:00pm-2:00pm
Hop Garage Studio Space
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Arts, Athletics & Recreation, Workshops & Training

All are welcome for a truly divine master class on Cuban movement traditions with West and Central African roots, taught by renowned dancer and musician Reynaldo González Fernández. Participants will learn some of the sacred sounds and steps performed for Afro-Cuban spirits today; loose or athletic clothing is recommended.

Born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1967, Reynaldo González Fernández has been dancing, singing and playing percussion since early childhood. He learned and absorbed the rich living traditions of secular and ritual music and dance, which have their roots in the African Yoruba music, and for which his native city is particularly known. González has been initiated as an Ilu-bata (owner of ritual bata drums) and a priest of Oshun in a Regla de Ocha (Santeria/Lucumi). 

Organized in conjunction with REL 17/AAAS 83.05 and REL 52/LALACS 30.02, this event is sponsored by the Religion Department, AAAS, LALACS, Leslie Center for the Humanities, OPAL, & Office of the Associate Dean for the Arts & Humanities.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Perez

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.