Nilda Guerra on keeping a dance company going in Cuba and being inspired by Carlos Acosta | Arts | Going Out | London Evening Standard

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/nilda-guerra-on-keeping-a-dance-company-going-in-cuba-and-being-inspired-by-carlos-acosta-a3304761.html

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Yoruba Andabo: Congratulates the first winner of the DVD contest!

Dear Verónica,

Congratulations on being the first winner of the DVD contest. Kindest regards from artists and direction of Yoruba Andabo.

Cordially,

José Luis Lobato

Manager

Company Yoruba Andabo

Buenas tardes Verónica,

La felicitamos por ser la primera ganadora del Concurso. Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de los artistas y la dirección de Yoruba Andabo.

 

Cordialmente,

José Luis Lobato

Manager

Compañía Yoruba Andabo

A Short Bio on our Winner:

Veronica is an Acupuncturist, practising in Greater Los Angeles. A healer, health enthusiast, and animal lover! You’ll find her creative side at @nickyv_ace. Instagram accounts:@thehealingwell @nickyv_ace. “Writer, Artist, Poet” Facebook:nickyv.ace.7@facebook.com Love classic, cool & vintage Original photos & artwork will be watermarked.

 Nurture By Nature Acupuncture

Owner and Licensed Acupuncturist · Los Angeles, California www.nurturebynatureacupuncture.com

https://www.facebook.com/polepixie

 

Old Havana or old Havana? – Havana Times.org

HAVANA TIMES — Many foreigners long to visit Old Havana and the majority of Cubans do as well. Every year, millions of tourists walk along its cobblestones, enjoying the best attractions, hotels and attractions the city has to offer. This is the Havana we find in guide books, on websites, labelled “exotic, interesting”: a place you have to go to at least once in your life. This is Old Havana, the beautiful Havana.

Founded in 1519 and baptized San Cristobal de La Habana in honor of Havana’s patron saint, the city owes its name to the chief Habaguanex who controlled the area in the years leading up to its colonization. Today, it is our capital and the most populated city in Cuba and the Caribbean islands as it has 2,125,320 inhabitants (2015).

It’s history is as old as its architecture.

via Old Havana or old Havana? – Havana Times.org

07/17 | Batá and Rumba Drumming (Cuba) Concert w/Contemporary Music Project

An afternoon of Cuban style drumming from the Contemporary Music Project.  Learn more about these unique styles, and feel like you are being transported to Cuba.Batá are the most sacred drums of the Lucumí — the Yoruba people in Cuba. Their rhythms invoke the melodies and harmonies of a lost and distant world. When played with their many songs, the batá are a musical bridge to a universe where rhythms speak words and the drum is the voice of a god.Rumba drumming is the key to the Cuban soul, the voice of the street, and a celebration in song, dance, and drum. It is the newspaper, a way of spreading knowledge, a form of social resistance, and a comment on daily life. Its driving rhythms and lilting songs ring with the spirit of the island.Contemporary Music Project’s director Don Skoog is a musician, teacher, and writer who lives in Oak Park.  He gigs on drumset, Latin percussion, Marimba, and Flamenco cajon. He founded the Project in 1982, and has traveled to Cuba numerous times.

Source: 07/17 | Batá and Rumba Drumming (Cuba) Concert w/Contemporary Music Project