What you'll do
Do you like Cuban rhythms and dances? Are you interested in knowing it´s African roots and legacy? Do you want to feel all your troubles being danced away? Then, this is the right experience for you!We will pick you at Café Bone´Ma where we will share a cup of coffee and get to know each other. After that we will go to Guanabacoa: The cradle of Afro-Cuban culture. We will be in the community meeting house, where we usually celebrate most of the religious activities and the local parties. Once there, the babalawo- highest priest, will give you an introduction to the past stories of our Orishas (Yoruba deities). Then, some members of the community, will teach you about the rhythms that we play for our deities, the instruments that we use and its importance and repercussion in traditional Cuban music, After that, you can learn about the dances that we performance for the Orishas and the meaning of every step. You will be learning by doing. At the end of the day, you will have understood how music and dance tells the story of the desires and struggles of our African ancestors.
Adriana & Jose
We are the founders of Beyond Roots, a project focus on providing an Immersion in Afro Cuban Culture through your 5 senses. Growing up in Guanabacoa we were raised under the living legacy of our African ancestors. Now we have an authentic passion for educating people about this misunderstood topic. We want to share with you the feeling of our community, transmit you a knowledge that has been pass from generations and show you its influence in the daily life of the Cubans from different perspectives. In this particular experience we’ll do it through the classical Afro Cuban rhythms and dances
Welcoming coffee, Traditional beverages
Afro Cuban Performance
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Where you'll be
We will visit the Guanabacoa township, the cradle of Afro-Cuban culture in Havana. We will be in the community meeting house where the locals will show you the importance of music and dance in the Afro-Cuban culture.
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Sun, Oct 20 From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
$94 per person
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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Once we finish the experience, we will open a small Afro Cuban Souvenir Shop for you to enjoy unique products especially crafted. This will be an amazing opportunity for you to support local talents.
The Rhythms of the Orishas