Cuba Contemporánea

Cuba Contemporánea

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El Son Afro-Cubano

Wednesday, September 21, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Pedrito Calvo

Cuba Contemporánea: The Son in Cuba Today

The Son is still the unofficial national dance and forms the basis of any impromptu fiesta. It did not leave the island with the exile community as many would have us believe. Cuban dance music maintains one foot in tradition and the other in a never-ending quest for reinvention, the Son being the most important element in that evolution.


Co-presented with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival & Museum of the African Diaspora