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in Matanzas, Cuba

January 4 – 18, 2010

Rey in Tucson, AZ, 4/3/08-4/6/08, PDF 112kb Classes in dance, percussion, and song

in Matanzas, Cuba

May 15 – 29, 2004

Matanzas, Cuba

May 17 – 31, 2003

Rey in NY
, 4/6/01

Boston area classes
: winter '01

Rey's NY summer 2000 classes

Panel presentation on "African Atlantic Languages & Religious texts"

Contacting Rey

Reynaldo "Rey" Gonzalez Fernandez

Rey is an experienced professor of folkloric voice, dance, and percussion.  He danced and sang with Afro-Cuba de Matanzas for 14 years and is fluent in English.  Rey has just moved to Boston, Massachusetts and is persuing his career there, giving workshops and classes and planning performances that are destined to invigorate the Boston scene.

  • Cultural interechanges in Africa: Republic of Congo, 1986, and Angola, 1987
  • Extensive tour of the US in 1996 with Afro-Cuba
  • Well experienced and knowledgeable in the ritual chants of Yoruba origin which still exists in Cuba.
Dance workshops:

Hot House, Chicago, IL
Harbor Performing Arts Center, New York
Buffalo, NY
CitiCentre Dance Theatre, Oakland, CA
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Swathmore College, PA
Centro Cultural IBA, Boston, MA
Tufts University, Boston, MA
Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cincinnatti, OH

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Rey with Yemaya

Rey Gonzalez Boston Classes

Orisha Dancing

Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA, 617 547-9363 
Public parking behind the Harvest Coop, Mass Ave
Central Square T Stop
Sundays 12:00 to 1:30 PM, on-going
Cost: $10/session

AfroCuban Percussion Classes
Brazilian Cultural Center, 310 Webster Ave, Cambridge, MA (near Inman Sq)
   Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 PM - mainly Batá
    617 547-5343

Orisha ~ Rumba ~ Arara ~ Iyesa ~ Bantu

Rey in NY, 4/6




Rey Gonzalez

Date: April 6th: Location: Albert G. Oliver Program

7:00-9:00 p.m. 44 West 28th Street

7th Floor

bet. Sixth Avenue and Broadway

Fee: Each class is $15.


Contat in NY:

Rey's NY summe
r 2000 classes

From: "Reeder, Shauna" at

Subject: dance workshop by Rey Gonzalez in New York

Reynaldo "Rey" Gonzalez of AfroCuba de Matanzas is an accomplished dancer in Lucumi, Arara, rumba and other Afro-Cuban Folkloric dances. The classes will be in two session in July and August .The July dates are 11, 12, 18, 19 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The August dates are 1,2,8,9, and 15th at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The pre-registration fees for July and August are $20 and $25, respectively. With pre-registration the classes are $10.00 each. Without pre-registration the classes are $17.00.

The classes will be given at Boys Harbor , 1 East 104th Street, 6th floor. People may register in person for the July session in person on July 5 or July 11 at 5:00 p.m. I would appreciate it if you could pass this on to your members .If people want additional information, they can e-mail me at and include the workshop in the subject matter of their message or they can contact Rey at his website which is linked to yours.

Regina Iyaleio
Shauna Reeder

The 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics
4 March 2000, Boston, MA

Panel presentation: "Afro-Atlantic languages & religious texts"

5 p.m. - Rey Gonzalez (Boston, Mass.)
Cantos de Lucumi: interpretacion

Contacting Reynaldo Gonzalez Fernandez

Rey is currently based in Boston and can be reached by email via [replace _A_ with @]

Contacting AfroCubaWeb

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