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 - Matanzas in LA
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Weekly workshops in LA
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
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
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 Addes 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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org (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 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 EN LOS ANGELES
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
|MATANZAS EN LOS ANGELES
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
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.
AFROCUBAN DRUMS, RITUALS & CULTURES
Visa and Travel Regulations to Cuba
P.O.Box 26688. Los Angeles, California 90026.
Phone: (213) 351-9501
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