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Danzoneando from the radio

Gloria Machado León 6 noviembre, 2016

The news that the Danzoneando program, an idea of the musician and Matanzas orchestra Ethiel Failde, won the Caracol 2016 award in the section of program management, may surprise those who have not heard this proposal on Radio Taíno on Saturday from the 1 and 30 pm.

For 27 minutes the filmmakers of this radio program, led by Pedro Pablo Cruz and conducted by Ethiel own, seek to spread the Cuban danzón and other traditional genres from a more contemporary vision; try in a few months, it has reached incredible levels of audience, not only in Cuba, but in several countries around the world through social networks.

“Danzoneando is unprecedented. We propose the danzón, not backward image and expires you have, that is in decline, because we are not in the nineteenth or twentieth century, we are in the twenty-first century and should change the view, times change, “he added Failde .

Themes as the origins of danzón, structure and new trends, precursors and defenders of all time accompanied by little known musical proposals and reported in the media, analysis and commentary of specialists related to the Cuban national dance and interviews to cultivate the same genus and become effective ingredients that show how this radial wise proposal.

As scoop also has simulcast in Cuba and Mexico, where two issues have been aired program. Among the projects that exist as to carry Danzoneando are television to visualize those charged with revitalizing the genre created by Miguel Failde in 1879.

Ethiel Fernández Failde also chairs the International Meeting in Matanzas the Danzonero Miguel Failde In memoriam, which was creator and whose first edition was held earlier this year. The event brings together specialists, musicians, dancers, teachers and researchers and includes lectures, theoretical activities, small concerts, lectures and teaching where a conductor makes the removal of a danzón classes, there is a dance contest and dance in the night.


Original text by  on Nov 6th, 2016

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