Wednesday, June 20 at 6:15PM
Committed to the preservation of Afro-Cuban culture through dance, song, and music, Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Dance Ensemble was founded in 1998 in Cuba and re-formed in New York City in 2005 by Danys “La Mora” Perez, an international Afro-Cuban folklorist and dance ethnographer. The ensemble presents high caliber and authentic folkloric dance performances that represent Cuba’s unique history and cultural landscape, exploring traditional dance forms from the Yoruba, Congo, Carabali, Arara, and Dahomeyan cultures of West Africa; the rich Haitian influences that remain in Cuba of tumba francesa, vodu, gaga, tajona, and Haitian bembe; and the popular dances of Cuban heritage, including rumba, conga, chancletas, and son. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
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Inside/Out: Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Dance Ensemble
At Jacob’s Pillow: Jun 20