Feb. 14-April 4
Class: Afro-Cuban Song
Instructor: Pablo Soto Campoamor
Description: The African influenced cultural traditions of Cuba through percussion, songs, & rhythm.
Participants: Beginning - Intermediate levels
Cuban folkloric music draws its foundation from various West and Central African traditions present on the island including: Arara (Dahomey), Lukumi (Yoruba), Palo Kongo (Congo), and others. They are fundamental to Afro-Cuban folkloric music.
Son of Cuban immigrants and raised in the cultural crossroads of Miami, Pablo Soto Campoamor teaches the basic components that make up a traditional drum and song ensemble in Cuba. Each lesson is enriched with information on history and the significance of these cultural expressions for Cubans on the island and abroad.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their songs in performance at an event they co-create with the instructor.