WHEN: February 16-19, 2017
WHERE: San Francisco Rueda Festival
Exact Date and Time of Lecture to be announced
Roberto Borrell once again uncaps the path of Cuban music. In this lecture he demonstrates how the rhythms heard in Rumba, Timba, Cha Cha Cha and Son are rooted in the music from Calabar, Africa. Transplanted to Cuba by centuries of slave trade, the music evolved inside the secret plantes (ceremonies) of the Abakuá Societies.
By analyzing and defining instrumentation and musical patterns Roberto draws the connection between modern day Cuban music and a very important source from 300 years ago, the Ekpe people of Africa.
This workshop, along with being entertaining, will prove to be invaluable for all musicians interested in the African Diaspora. Included will be live demonstrations and video presentations.
Take your understanding of Cuban music to new level!
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