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Weekly workshops in LA, on-going 11/00

Workshops and Field Research in Matanzas, Cuba
, 1/2001

Palo Monte 2000: studying percussion in Matanzas, 1/2000

Stage of the Arts 1999 Calendar

Contacting Stage of the Arts, Inc.

Proyecto Palo Monte: Workshops and Field Research in Matanzas - 6/20 to 6/26

FREE CUBAN FESTIVAL 5/23

Moreno in LA: 4/16

Matanzas in LA: 4/2

Proyecto Palo Monte, 1/99

Stage of the Arts - Matanzas in LA

Based in LA, Stage of the Arts, Inc has a wide variety of program. They have recently launched a web site and a newsgroup you can join.

Web site: www.AFROCUBA.org

News group: 

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Stage of the Arts, Inc also runs a number of programs in collaboration with Proyecto Palo Monte, Prof. Israel Molinaire's organization in Matanzas.

Weekly workshops in LA

Update:

POWER OF MUSIC WORKSHOP 

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2000 
Time: 12:00PM - 3:45PM PST (GMT-08:00) 

Event: POWER OF MUSIC WORKSHOP Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm 

Description: EVERY WEEK, 2000: POWER OF MUSIC at Ramona Hall Community Center WHAT: The Power of Music percussion workshop with Robertito Melendez are taking place at a newly renovated location: the historic Ramona Hall (established 1885 in Los Angeles). Rhythmic conga styles at POWER OF MUSIC
include

Afro...Danzon...Guaguanco...Rumba...Yambu...Samba...Bomba...Plena...
Pachanga...Marcha...Bolero...BossaNova...Merengue...Mozambique...6/8...guiro...Songo...Tumbao... 

WHEN: Power of Music percussion workshop (since 1995): 

Saturdays.Tuition fee $6.00 from 12 noon to 1:15 PM
(Beginners class) 1:30 to 3:00 PM 
(Advanced class) from 11 in the morning to 1:00 PM 

WHERE: Ramona Hall Community Center. 4580 N. Figueroa Street. Los Angeles, CA 90065 

For directions and information: Call (323) 276-3021 Stage Of The Arts hotline: (213) 351-9501 
E-Mail AfroCuba@aol.com
A Stage Of The Arts production MISSION: MILLENNIUM MUSIC is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. 


A Stage Of The Arts production
Stage Of The Arts, Inc.
P.O.Box 26688, Los Angeles, California 90026

Workshops and Field Research in Matanzas, Cuba: Proyecto Palo Monte
From Saturday, January 13 to Saturday, January 21, 2001.
Professors Israel Moliner Castaneda and Jorge L. Rodriguez.
Registration limited to 20 people.

PROYECTO PALO MONTE is an educational collaboration between non-governmental agencies: Sociedad Antropologica de la Isla de Cuba, Kairos Christian Center for the Arts and Liturgy of the Iglesia Bautista de Matanzas, AfroCuban Research and Cultural Center and Stage Of The Arts, Inc. of Los Angeles.

December 3, 1872, Remigio Herrera (Addé China) initiated the first Cuban babalao: Blas Cárdenas, capataz of the cabildo lucumí of Matanzas. We will visit the house of Adde’s grandson: the 93 years old Rolando Teruel Cartaya, the keeper of the centenarian fundamento Oni Ilá, of Changó. Remigio Herrera was the one to introduced the Batá drums in Cuba.

Study of the Yoruba, Arará, Bantú and Carabalí drums

Introduction to the Yoruba/Nigeria drums. The Batá; drums: gathering with Batá drum artisans and players as well as festivities and gathering with Batá ritual players. Study of other Yoruba drums including: the Bembe drums, the Iyessa, the Güiros or Agwebes. Batá master classes.

Introduction to the ewe-fong or arará drums of Cuba.

The Bantu Drums in Cuba. A visit to the house Congo Luanda in Jovellanos old town. Visit to the house Ganga Longowa in Perico. Introduction to the Carabalí drums in Cuba: Conga drums and the Abakua sacred drums

Gathering with the ritual group Olokum.

Registration:

Register by mail or in person prior to Saturday, December 2, 2000. We need your name,adress, passport number and a deposit of $700 USD (cash or checks only) fully refundable only if there is a trip cancellation on the part of Stage Of The Arts. Your deposit confirms your agreement with these terms and all information provided in this page. A payment of $215.00 should be received by Sunday, January 7, 2001. Total Fees $1, 450.00 USD (include $535.00 airfare)

Course Fees Include: Round trip airfare to/from La Habana, Cuba/ Tijuana, Mexico (Aero Mexico). Six nights accommodation at the Hotel Casa del Valle, located at the Yumuri valley (3km from the city of Matanzas; daily breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner, ground transportation, tuition and attendance at performances. Academic Course Credit may be available for this engagement.

Visa and Travel Regulations to Cuba

You may be traveling to Cuba under a specific license from the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, as a person traveling in connection with clearly defined educational or religious activities. Departure from Tijuana, Mexico will be on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 4:20 p.m. You are responsible for your own visa arrangements. For visa and travel arrangements call:

Adventure Tours And Travel (626) 395-7111 located at 110 South Rosemead Blvd.
Suite "A", Pasadena, California 91107 E-mail:advntrcuba@aol.com (ask for PROYECTO PALO MONTE).

There is a 30 mints. video about the previous trips of PROYECTO PALO MONTE. This great documentary was made in 1999 by videographer Roberto Razon, professor of music at the Manila University. (Available by sending your mailing address and a check or money order for $10.00 to Stage Of The Arts, Inc. P.O.Box 26688, Los Angeles, CA 90026)

 

FREE CUBAN FESTIVAL Sunday, May 23 2000

FREE CUBAN FESTIVAL this Sunday, May 23; 10 AM to 6 PM at Echo Park, Great food, dance, children's activities, arts and crafts and the best in CUBAN music, featuring: CHARANGA CUBANA, MAKINA LOCA, PONCHO SANCHEZ, FRANCISCO AGUABELLA and SON y CLAVE (lead by Perico Hernández).

POWER CIRCLE: Afro-Taino drummers from the Power workshop: dress white, bring your congas and gather by the Batá big art ten. Fuego a la lata!

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Stage Of The Arts, Inc.

 

Moreno in Los Angeles

MORENO EN LOS ANGELES

AfroCuba

Abril 16, 1999... 9 PM
Espresso Mi Cultura BOOKS & COFFE
5625 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 323.461.0808
Parking in rear of Clock Building for evening events. Free admission.

Angel Antonio Moreno
THE POET AND PAINTER FROM CUBA
Presentacion of the book "Pez que te Alejas/Agua de Paso" by Jorge Luis Rodriguez & Angel Antonio Moreno.
READING/LECTURA - COLLECTIVE PAINTING WITH PABLO MANHEY + CONGAS & CONGUEROS

A Stage Of The Arts production (213) 351-9501
E-mail: AfroCuba@aol.com

 

Matanzas in Los Angeles

MATANZAS EN LOS ANGELES

AfroCuba

You are cordially invited to our DESCARGA connection Friday, April 2, 1999. 7:30 PM
opening of the art exhibition OLOKUM (voices from Matanzas) by the Cuban painter and poet Angel Antonio Moreno introducing the Batá drums of  Rogelio Mesa Ledo and the AfroCuban art of Gema Varela R.

A night of art, poetry and music at the historic Ramona Hall
4580 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California
R.S.V.P. (323) 276-3021 no-host bar & Cuban food

Jorge Luis Rodriguez
Producing Director
Ramona Hall Community Center Stage Of The Arts, Inc.
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

ANGEL ANTONIO MORENO

Angel Antonio Moreno ( Matanzas, Cuba - 1947 ) licensed in journalism by the University of Havana is an artist, writer,
and journalist. Moreno has to his credit seven personal art exhibitions: Lirica, Mixta, Mixta II, Mixta III, Poética and Paisangeles in Cuba, and one touring exhibit, Diez pinturas de Moreno ( Ten paintings by Moreno ) which form part of the tour of the group Theater - Dance of Cuba in Austria, 1995. He has participated in 12 collectives exhibitions, and he has been invited to exhibit in Cancun in the art gallery Movimiento Contemporáneo. His paintings have been acquired by collectors in France, Italy, U.S.A, Germany, Canada, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. He has been awarded in two occasions ( 1995 -1996) at the Salón of Visual Arts Roberto Diago and received the award from the Salón Nacional de Arte Religioso. Moreno has published the books of poetry Reconociendo el Gesto y la Costumbre ( Acknowledge the Gesture and the Custom), and En Vísperas de Otoño( The last evening before Fall) Matanzas Editions, 1980 and 1996. Also the book of testimony Sueños y realidades del Guajiricantor ( Dreams and Reality of the Singing-peasant) in collaboration with the American writer Margaret Randall ( Century XXI Editors, Mexico 1979 ) and Testimonios de la Ciénaga ( Testimonies of the Swamp) Editorial of Social Science of Havana, 1985; The Anthology of Stories: "La otra cama, la del Sueño"³ ( The other bed, the one of Dreams ) Los Teques Editors, Venezuela, 1995, among others. Moreno is the director of the cultural magazine Matanzas and a member of the United Artist and Writers of Cuba (U.N.E.A.C). The art critic Alberto Abreu Arcia said that ³Angel Antonio Moreno is a unique case in the Cuban visuals arts scene, because of how his discourse is inserted, projected and interacts".

In Cuba: Proyecto Palo Monte.
Contreras No. 28003 - A. e/ Matanzas y Jovellanos. Matanzas, Cuba.
Phone (53) (52) 2147


In U.S.A.: Stage Of The Arts, Inc.
P.O.Box 26688. Los Angeles, California 90026.
E-mail: AfroCuba@aol.com
Phone: (213) 351-9501

Proyecto Palo Monte

PROYECTO PALO MONTE is an educational collaboration between non-governmental agencies: Sociedad Antropolgica de la Isla de Cuba, Kairos Center, AfroCuban Research and Cultural Center of Western New Mexico University and Stage Of The Arts, Inc. of Los Angeles.

The project is offering a workshop in Matanzas:

AFROCUBAN DRUMS, RITUALS & CULTURES
Workshops and Field Research in Matanzas, Cuba.
Registration limited to 20 people.
From Sunday,   January 3 to Saturday, January 9, 1999.
Professor Israel Moliner Castañeda, Jorge L. Rodriguez and Dr. Beatrice DeOca.

Study of the Yoruba, Arara, Bantú and Carabalí drums. Introduction to the Yoruba/Nigeria drums. The Bata drums: gathering with Bata drum artisans and players as well as festivities and gathering with Bata ritual players. Study of other Yoruba drums including: the Bembe drums, the Iyessa, the Giros or Agwebes. Introduction to the ewe-fong or arará drums of Cuba. The Bantú Drums in Cuba: A visit to the house Congo Luanda in Jovellanos oldtown. Visit to the house Gangá Longowá in Perico. Introduction to the carabali drums in Cuba: Conga drums and the Abaku  sacred drums; visit to the temple Uriabon Efi [from the Efik people in the Cross River Delta, Nigeria] in Matanzas City and the Cabildo Santa Teresa [of the Villamil family]. Gathering with the ritual group Olokum.

Registration: Register by mail or in person prior to Sunday, November 22,1998. We need your name, passport number and a deposit of $700 USD (cash or checks only) fully refundable only if there is a trip cancellation on the part of Stage Of The Arts. Your deposit confirms your agreement with these terms and all information provided in this page.

Total Fees $1,250.00 USD

Course Fees Include: Round trip airfare to/from La Habana, Cuba/ Tijuana,Mexico (AeroMexico). Six nights accommodation dormitory style at the centrally located Kairos Christian Center for the Arts and Liturgy of the Iglesia Bautista de Matanzas (founded 1809) in historic downtown Matanzas, daily breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner, ground transportation, tuition and attendance at performances.

Visa and Travel Regulations to Cuba

You may be traveling to Cuba under a specific license from the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, as a person traveling in connection with clearly defined educational or religious activities. Departure from Tijuana, Mexico will be on Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 4:20 p.m. You are responsible for your own visa arrangements.

For visa and travel arrangements call: Adventure Tours And Travel (626) 395-7111, located at 110 South Rosemead Blvd. Suite A, Pasadena, California 91107 (ask for PROYECTO PALO MONTE).

Academic Course Credit Available

Course credit may be provided by Western New Mexico University. The course is Psychology 480 for individuals without an undergraduate degree or Psychology 580 for individuals who have completed either a B.A. or a B.S.. The title of the course is AfroCuban Thought and Behavior, and will provide 3 units of college credit. To arrange to receive course credit for the trip, please call (505)538-6257 or email AfroCuba@aol.com


Contacting Stage of the Arts, Inc.

P.O.Box 26688. Los Angeles, California 90026.
E-mail: AfroCuba@aol.com
Phone: (213) 351-9501

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