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16th Annual KoSA Cuba Workshop Announced for March

Monday, September 12th, 2016

15 WILDSHOT KosaKoSA Music has announced its 16th edition of the KoSA Cuba Workshop and  Fiesta del Tambor( Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival) taking place in Havana, Cuba from March 5-12, 2017. This will be the first KoSA Cuba where U.S. legal travel possible . University credits are available (up to three from U.S. University) and it will feature daily hands-on classes, seminars, playing , excursions, and evening concerts of la Fiesta del Tambor.

The KoSA  Cuba Workshop is a one-week immersion of Cuban rhythms, music, and culture.  Daily classes are given on conga, bongo, timbales, drumset and other instruments  by some of Cuba’s top artists.  All instruments are supplied on site.  Included in the daily schedule are sessions by Cuban ethnomusicologists, visits to museums, religious ceremonies, local interaction  with Cuban musicians, playing sessions and nightly concerts which feature artists such as Chucho Valdes, Klimax, Los Papines, Los Munequitos de Matanzas and many more.

KoSA Cuba faculty includes such renowned artists as  Giraldo Piloto (Klimax), Yaroldy Abreu (Chucho Valdes), Adel Gonzales (Afro-Cuban All-Stars), Amadito Valdez(Buena Vista Social Club),Oliver Valdes (Sylvio Rodriguez), Rodney Barreto ( Chucho Valdes), Enrique Pla (Irakere), Panga, and others.

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