NC LAFF – La Salsa Cubana. Eric Joseph Johnson, Sarita Streng (Cuba, 2011)

Date: 09/25/2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: John Hope Franklin Center Room 240

Speaker: Introduced by Andrea Woods-Valdes

A dance group from the outskirts of Havana strives to win the Cuban national dance competition. The group comes from the Guanabacoa neighborhood and their passion is Cuban salsa. Along with the group’s journey, we hear about the fabulous Cuban music, the ins and outs of the dancers’ personal lives, and the history of the dance as told by old school dancers who were there when it started. This is an authentic and rare view of Cuba today and the dancing that lifts the national spirit.


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