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Intro to Afro-Cuban Percussion

This workshop will cover fundamental technique and improvisational ideas for Afro-Cuban musical traditions such as yambú and guaguancó. Participants will learn about timing, percussive dialogue, and texture. Join us for a great opportunity to learn about Afro-Cuban culture!

Iré Elese Abure is a performance ensemble steeped in the dance, song, and drumming traditions of Afro-Cuban folklore. The name, Iré Elese Abure, comes from the Yoruba culture that took root throughout the Americas, meaning “goodness from the hands of our brothers and sisters.” Through stage performance, the group strives to share various Afro-Cuban cultural practices, some of which were only experienced in spiritual contexts. However, by combining the sacred and the secular, the group hopes to inspire others to appreciate and celebrate these traditions.

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