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Percussion Teaching Tour In The United States
Including Portland, Oregon Through July, 2003!

Omo Iré, live Cuban culture..."La Rumba Cubana", 2/28/03, Portland, OR

Juan De Dios Ramos Morejon

Dancer, choreographer, percussionist arranger and educator, Juan de Dios was born in Havana, Cuba. He began his artistic career as a very young child by participating in numerous national folkloric touring ensembles. His academic studies in the arts include La Escuela Nacional de Artes and Centro Nacional de Superacion de la Ensenanza Artistica. In 1962 he joined the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba where he performed as principal dancer, percussionist and educator.

In 1975 he founded his own folkloric performing ensemble named Conjunto Folklorico Raices Profundas. Juan’s tireless energy and talents as director coupled with his profound knowledge of Cuban cultural traditions led the group to notoriety and acclaim as one of the most authentic performing ensembles conveying Cuban identity through artistic expression. Juan is highly revered as pedagogue and is a major influence in conserving and maintaining Cuban cultural traditions.

Juan is the recipient of a vast array of awards of recognition and artistic achievement. His work includes performances and cultural education activities in South America, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Africa and the U.S.

He can be reached in Cuba at


Percussion Teaching Tour In The United States
Including Portland, Oregon January Through July, 2003!

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to study with one of the world's leading Afro-Cuban percussionists with experience teaching Americans!

Lessons available through July, 2003. For lesson times and more details call Erick at 503-285-6422

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