© 2001 Pedro Pérez Sarduy
III Workshop Rumba and Conga
"Alfonso Iyaé 2002" Project of UNEAC,
La Havana, Cuba
Date: December 27th,28th and 29th of
Eloy Machado "El Ambia"
Helio Orovio Music specialist
Salvador González Hamel Studio.
The project of folklore music "Alfonso Iyae of UNEAC from Havana,
invites you to participate in the 3th rumba and military brass band’s
workshop in Bejucal, because of the traditional parties, where rumba and
conga will be interpreted and danced with the abilities of the musicians and
craftsmen from Bejucal.
Each January 1st "Alfonso House" offers to
relatives, friends, dancers and musicians that love music a fraternal
meeting with the origin of Bejucal’s folklore where all the participants
may carry out all the rumba and conga’s sounds through the vibration of
the voices and the contagious steps of the dancers.
The objectives of the workshop are the interpretation of the traditional
and contemporary rumba, based on the military brass band’s history of
Bejucal town. The tradition kept for more than 40 years at the celebration
of every January 1st at "Alfonso’s House", located in
Bejucal, Havana and complementation of rumba with the sounds of Bejucal’s
conga that since 1840 has been interpreted by different generations, that
goes beyond the presence of slaves at the streets of Bejucal to the fusion
of these rhythms with the contemporaneous sounds of present decade.
During the workshop we can enjoy the great Charangas’s show, a meeting
between the red side "La Espina de Oro" and the blue side "La
Ceiba de Plata", its great stately carriages, its surprises and the
splendid conga of Bejucal
- Rumba y la Conga concert.
- Congas popular.
- Masterful lectures.
- Skills demonstration of the drumming and dancing of Rumba and Conga.
- Dancing lessons. (Rumba and Conga)
- Drum lessons. (Rumba and Conga)
- Conversation with craftsmen.
- Charangas of Bejucal show.
Program of activities.
Tuesday, December 27th of 2002
Hora: 10:00 AM Drum and Dancing lessons.
2:00 PM Theoretical workshop.
4:30 PM Rumba y la Conga concert.
6:30 PM Popular Conga.
Saturday, December 28th of 2002
Hora: 2:00 PM Drum and Dancing lessons.
4:00 PM Rumba and Conga concert.
6:00 PM Popular Conga.
Sunday, December 29th of 2002
"Juan Delgado Place"
Hora: 3:00 PM IV Conga Festival
9:00 PM Night of Rumba
2:00 AM. Charanga Show.
Workshop Inscriptión: $ 60 USD
Participation, in all workshop activities.
General Coordinator: M.Sc. Cristóbal Alfonso
Adress: 9 stress # 604 Bejucal town,
La Havana Cuba
(53)(66) 8 1606 o (537) 8 73 9925
National Union of Cuban Artists and Written (UNEAC) Prov. La Habava.
Lic. Omar Felipe Mauris President UNEAC Prov. La Havana