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 Xiomara Rodriguez

"Xiomara Rodriguez has been a teacher here since she arrived from Cuba in 1980. She has performed with Folklorico Nacional in Cuba studying and traveled extensively with them. She has performed with every major folklore group in NY including Los Afortunados, Louie Bauzo's Patakin, Puntilla's Nueva Generacion and now her son, Mikel Sotolongo's group Iba." -- Felix Sanabria as quoted on

Currently she dances and sings with Raices Habaneras, a New York based group whose CD was nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2003.


Xiomara Rodriguez, left, Roman Díaz, right.
Poster from a film in the USA.

Schedule (updated 4/08)

Xiomara has been teaching Orisha dance classes at the Harbor school for the Arts located at 104th Street and 5th Ave (Museo Del Barrio) for over fifteen years. Her classes there are on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm and the phone # is  212 427-2244 ext. 573. Xiomara's number is 718-588-2661.  (Please visit Felix Sanabria as quoted on

Xiomara has also added an additional class at Joe Burgos' Piel Canela Music and Dance School in Manhattan's Chelsea district.  Classes are held every Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Please visit the Piel Canela Music and Dance School website for further details: or contact Joe Burgos at:

Piel Canela Music and Dance School
Chelsea Studios
151W 26th Street, 6th Floor
Phone: 347-223-5008
Fax: 212-924-6160
Email Address:

Xiomara will be performing in "Rumba Cubana!", a World Music Institute production, on Saturday, April 19th, 2008, at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (Broadway at 95th Street, NYC).  This dance and music performance will feature David Oquendo's Raices Habaneras & Havana Tres.  Special Guests are Candido and Roswell Rudd.


Raices Habaneras
Universal Latino

released 5/02

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Mikel Sotolongo's hip hop site is


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