Sat, Jan 19 2019
Show Time: noon

Free Cuban Dance Workshop in Spanish with Barbarito Montagne

Presenter/Promoter: Lula Music & Arts

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Cuban
Latin

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Join us for a FREE and family-friendly demonstration and participatory workshop on Cuban dance styles such as son, trova, cha cha chá, changuí, pilón, guaracha and rumba. Learn to dance while practicing your Spanish

12 pm - 2 pm

Free admission. All ages and levels of Spanish are welcome!

๐ŸŒŸSpace is limited. Please RSVP to info@lula.ca.

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บThe sessions will be led by award winning dancer Barbarito Montagne, along with four dancers, two female and two male, from the dance group Identidad.

Created in 2012 by Barbarito in the town of Cienfuegos, Cuba, the company works with young dance graduates in styles that make up the Cuban identity from traditional to contemporary dance. Barbarito himself has over 35 years experience working as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and director. He has represented the art of Cuban dance in Germany, Mexico, Haiti, Japan, Bulgaria and France.

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽตThe dancers will be accompanied by master percussionist Vicente Arrencibia and virtuoso tres (Cuban guitar) musician Adolfo ‘Fito’ Florian. Vicente grew up in in Havana surrounded by Afro-Cuban music. He has toured all over the world performing traditional Cuban music and has collaborated with various artists from the majestic Colombian singer Totó la Momposina to legendary American-Panamanian drummer Billy Cobham. Fito comes from Guántanamo Province in the east of Cuba, home of Changuí music. He has recorded and performed with many Cuban musicians including David Alvarez and Pablo Milanes.

This one time workshop is made possible through a 10 day cultural exchange with the artists.



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