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What meaning does music have 4 Cubans ?

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From the Original /  Harvard University Jazz Band Visit Cuba Video & description post in YouTube

Appreciating Cuban music – its vast diversity, and how deeply sewn into the social and political fabric of the country it is – was at the heart of the Jazz Band’s historic trip.

The fast-paced, 8-day musical adventure marked the group’s first tour in 25 years, and Terry, a saxophonist and chekeré  ( West African percussion instrument consisting of a dried gourd with beads … In Cuba, the chekeré, also known as aggué -abwe-, is a large, hollow gourd ~50 cm long, approx. 19 1⁄2 in) player who joined Harvard’s faculty in 2015, organized an itinerary to not only showcase Cuba’s musical vibrancy, but also illuminate recent efforts to rescue and preserve many of the age-old traditions.

Music scholarship framed every day’s activities for the band, which passed traditional Havana tourist sites such as Revolution Square and the Capitol building with only glancing views.

Instead, Terry took students to hear performances from the likes of Orquesta Tipica (typical Orchestra) Miguel Failde in Matanzas, the birthplace of music and dance traditions called rumba and danzon (official musical genre and dance of Cuba) respectively.

 

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Reflections: A mirror in the web from Cuba

5-Reflejos

Post By @CubanWindow

Another goal scored against those who continue to draw the beautiful island as a missing point on the map of the social digital dynamics.

Reflejos (Reflections) is a platform created under the .cu domain (cubava.cu), from 100 x 100 Cuban servers that users can access freely and at no cost from the Youth Computer Club or other device and in which they have a space to share opinions, interests and needs in text format, images and videos, far from the censorship that other platforms apply to the bloggers who try to share their truth from the island, the truth that the big media hide us, which has no echo in the networks.

It is a tool designed and programmed by the Clubs themselves based on the content management made available to Cuban Internet users.

You can search for real cubans blogs from A to Z …. HERE

Recommend: Arte Comic – Magazine and digital platform dedicated to promote the comic as an art, its development in Cuba and other areas of the planet, as well as the JORNADAS ARTECÓMIC event, the only convention dedicated to the ninth art on the island.

Malpaso Cuban Dance Co.: The great steps of bad step (malpaso)

Post by @CubanWindow

Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is a group of 16 young contemporary dancers graduating in the excellent schools of the island that develop their work in a collective creative process. Malpaso was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Daileidys Carrazana and Fernando Saez.

Malpaso Dance Company is an associate company of Joyce Theater Productions and they are currently performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the work Dreaming of Lions, an excellent and impeccable proposal that has the musical accompaniment of Arturo O’Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.

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