Speaking of the Danzón in Villa Clara is great motivation, so before the date we always try to make a great competition so that the best couple attend the main event, said Raúl de Jesús Herrera Romay, president of the Amigos del Danzón Clubs in that territory from the center of the Island. From the… Continue Reading »
Cuban national dance
With a big party, the third Danzonero International Encounter Miguel Failde in Memoriam concluded on Sunday night. Once again the event proved its value as a space that fosters the confluence of generations, so important for the preservation of Cuban national dance.
Tradition may well come from genetic information or from the adoption of certain behaviors and diverse learning of the world and its culture. Participants in the Danzonero International Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, for the members of the dancer La Playa, who at that time felt the matanceros beat of the danzón, represents an invaluable pleasure to be part of the rescue of a genre from which Mexico became by force Constancy and respect in his second homeland.
Many distrusted when it occurred to him to create a group danzonera. His youth constituted an unfathomable barrier for those who thought of a grayish genus, with wrinkles and cane. But the reprobation and the pessimistic statements only fueled the boy’s desire to carry the line of his musical blood, a lineage that he defends at every cost in every presentation of his orchestra. It could not be different, Ethiel Failde takes the music running through his veins.
From this Thursday, November 17th and until the coming 20th, the Cubadanzón 2016 National Festival will take place in Matanzas, after three years without being celebrated. In the event 16 couples from the country will compete for the highest award, recognition to those who perform the dance with greater elegance, precision and virtuosity.
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 Saturday from the 1 and 30 pm.
An original, contemporary look different on the danzón offers matancero pianist and composer Alejandro Falcon in his new album, presented in the White Hall of the city of Matanzas, during a press conference.