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Spring Workshop Of Rumba And Conga Charanguera
"Alfonso Iyaé 2003"
4th – 17th Of May

The project of folklore music "Alfonso Iyaé" of UNEAC from Havana, invites you to participate in the Spring Workshop of Rumba and Conga Charanguera 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 48 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 you can learn the Afrocuba dancing and percussion (guaguancó, yambú y columbia), mozambique, salsa, conga Bejucaleña, Habanera y Santiaguera.

Auspices of:

National Union of Cuban Artists and Writters (UNEAC), Havana Province

Honor Presidents:

Lic. Omar Felipe Mauris, President UNEAC, Havana Province
Eloy Machado, "El Ambia," UNEAC
Helio Orovio, Music specialist.
Salvador González, Hamel Studio

General Coordinator:

M.Sc. Cristóbal Alfonso

Address: 9 street # 604 Bejucal town, La Havana, Cuba

Phone: (53)(66) 8 1606 o (537) 8 73 9925


Activities: Rumba y la Conga concert, Spiritual Wood Box Rumba, Tambor "Fiesta de la Regla de Ocha"., Popular Conga, Dancing and percussion lesson (rumba, conga, salsa y mozambique)

Activities Program

Sunday, May 4th of 2003

Flight from Mexico DF to Havana and Hotel accommodate

Monday, May 5th of 2003

Hour: 2:00 PM Welcome Rumba " Alfonso House " (2 hours)

Tuesday, May 6th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (5 hours) "C. Havana"

Wednesday, May 7th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (3 hours) "C. Havana"

Hour: 5:00 PM Peña del Ambia

Thursday, May 8th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (5 hours) "C. Havana"

Friday, May 9th of 2003

Hour:10:30 AM West Beach Havana visit.

Hour: 4:00 PM Spiritual Wood Box (Cajones) Rumba (3hour)

Saturday, May 10th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (5 hours) " Alfonso House"

Hour: 4:00 PM. Rumba and Conga concert (2hours)" Alfonso House"

Sunday, May 11th of 2003

Hour: 12:00 PM Callejón del Hamel Rumba concert (2 hours) "C. Havana"

Monday, May 12th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (5 hours) "C. Havana

Tuesday, May 13th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (5 hours) "C. Havana

Wednesday, May 7th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM West Beach Havana visit

Hour: 4:00 PM Tambor Regla de Ocha (2 hours) C Havana

Thursday, May 15th of 2003

Hour: 10:30 AM Dancing and Percussion (5 hours) C. Havana

Friday, May 16th of 2003

Hour: 2:00 AM Final Rumbón (3 hours)  Alfonso House

Saturday, May 16th of 2003

Flight from Havana to Mexico DF

Complete package:

(Before April 15th of 2003)      (After, April 15th of 2003)

US$ 1 270,00 dollar/person.            US$1 370,00 dollar/person


Mexico DF/Havana/Mexico DF Flight, Bed and breakfast 13 Nights (Particular rent Houses), Transfer Airport – C. Havana – Airport, Transfer to all activities, West Beach Havana visit, Workshop activities inscription. The inscription can be priced separately at US$ 670.

Not included:

Visa and airport tax in Mexico and Cuba

Contact with: Julio Antonio Massana Torres

Phone: 26085982 Mexico DF

Workshop inscription:

$ 670,00 dollar/person, included in package price above.

Include:Dancing and Percussión lessons, Rumba and Conga concert

(5 activities), Tambor "Fieta de la Regal de Ocha o Santería" ,Spiritual Wood Box Rumba, Welcome Cocktail, Snack (6), Cuban lunch (1).


See also past listing for Rumba y Congo Workshop, 12/02



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