Sunday September 22, 2019; 2pm - 4pm
at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. Toronto M6J 1T9
***DOORS OPEN AT 1PM***
La Rumba is here! Join us for a family-friendly gathering at Lula Lounge to launch Ballet Creole's Legacies Caribe: Heart of Cuba project;
With special guest from Cuba, Amado Dedeu, musical composer and director of Clave y Guaguanco in Cuba
accompanied by his son Amado Dedeu Jr. and friends.
Come and be swept away by the sounds and sights of traditional Cuban music and dancing,
with special pop-up performances from Ballet Creole's dancers, and door prizes!
GET YOUR RUMBA TICKETS BELOW!
Adults $10 online, $15 at the door. Children $5
ALSO: Save the dates for Legacies Caribe: Heart of Cuba cultural symposium and dance production,
October 9th - 12th at the Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre of the Arts)
Amado de Jesús Dédeu is an experienced rumbero with a long career. He is director of the legendary group Clave Y Guaguancó, founded in Havana over 50 years ago. The group is dedicated to researching and developing the traditions of Afro-Cuban music. With roots-style singing, drumming and dancing, they'll introduce you to the universe of gods, magic and African-rooted rituals. They play Yambú, Guaguancó, Columbias and Cuban carnival music as well as more purely African music from the Yoruba, Arará, Abakuá, Congo or Bantú. The group's recordings for EGREM are marketed in the States by Green Linnet Records and were successful, winning several awards. One of their vocalists is also a famous female percussionist, Amelia Pedroso.
Amado Dedeu Garcia Jr. is a rumbero from Habana, Cuba, continuing in the traditions of his father. He was a member of the famous grupo Clave y Guaguanco and is an artist with custom drum company, Moperc.