Contacting Roberto Borrell
Festival Cuba Danzon '98
Originally from Havana, Cuba, Roberto is a world renowned percussionist
and dancer of folkloric and popular styles of Cuban music. Roberto danced professionally
as a member of the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba, headed the folkloric dance
ensemble Kubatá in Cuba and New York City, and danced in Cuba with all the legendary
orquestas de danzón in the 1950's and 1960's (Aragón, Antonio Ma. Romeu, Siglo XX).
Currently, Roberto Borrell is director of Orquesta
La Moderna Tradicion, a danzón group, perhaps the only in the US. They are
based in San Francisco.