College Credits regardless of institution
Rumba Y Folklor
At the University of Matanzas
January 8 - 19, 2001
The University Camilo Cienfuegos of Matanzas, in collaboration with the University of
Massachusetts in Boston has the pleasure of inviting you to enroll in its dance,
song & percussion course on "Rumba y Folklor" in the winter of 2001.
The course is being coordinated by Reynaldo Gonzalez, former principal dancer with Grupo
Afro-Cuba, and Glenn Jacobs, Ph D., sociologist, Univiversity of Massachusetts.
Reynaldo Gonzalez currently teaches and performs in the United States. He is a dancer,
choreographer, singer, percussionist and former member of the famous Cuban folkloric music
& dance company "Grupo Afro-Cuba de Matanzas".
This twelve-day course will take place from January 8 - January 19, 2001. Content: intensive song, dance and percussion classes, taught by
member/participants of the Matanzas community cultural groupings, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm every
day in sacred Yoruba-orisha, congo (palo, macuta), abakua and secular (rumba) traditions:
all participants will study chant and have a choice to do percussion or dance. In
addition, included are daily field trips to observe and participate in cultural events,
such as toques de tambor, and to meet local figures to discuss the religio-cultural
context of the area.
Should the students wish to practice or take private lessons in addition to the classes
being offered, the classrooms will remain open untill 11PM for the convenience of course
participants and professors.
Cost: $1555 complete, including room, board
(breakfast and dinner) and classes, transfers and round trip airfare Montreal.-Havana. A
non-refundable $500 deposit is required by 10/10/00. Contact: Workshop coordinators:
Reynaldo or Maria Gonzalez, 617-591-9251, e mail: email@example.com;
Glenn Jacobs, 617-971-0872, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Camilo Cienfuegos in Matanzas, Cuba, is located about one and
half mile down the highway from Matanzas to Varadero - one of the most beautiful
beach resorts in the world.