Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, March 26 @ 2:00PM
Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.  ...
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Javier Navarrette: Afro-Cuban Tribute to Orishas and Ancestors

Javier Navarrette
Fri, Jan 6 @ 7:30PM
Afro-Caribbean rhythm specialist Javier Navarrette and his mighty vocal/percussion ensemble kick off the Poppy’s first show of 2017 with a musical offering to ancestors and the orishas (Afro-Cuban deities), invoking strength, health, and a community united to face challenges that may lie ahead. Featuring: Javier Navarrette Sergio Duran Katiana Vila Jessie Webber Kevin Repp plus special guests Bay Area-based percussionist/educator Javier Navarrette, who has recorded on three Grammy-no...
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CALI2CUBA Presents: Rhythmic Resistance: The Zen Chaos of Afro-Cuban Drumming – A Lecture/Demonstration by John Santos

cali2cuba john santos
The Goal: 20% of the proceeds will go to help fund Juan Bencomo's community project in barrio Jesus Maria, La Habana, such as painting his studio and promoting his business. With the hopes of becoming the first Cali2Cuba Casa, children from all over Habana can come and study the folklore of Cuba with the best teachers and artists in the area. About Cali2Cuba: Cali2Cuba is an organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Afro-Cuban culture. The organization seeks to teach, nour...
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