Drumming Workshop with Jose at Dance Cuban night
The weekly Cuban Salsa class took a different turn last night as Jose gave a workshop in Cuban drumming. Bolero rhythms with a chorus of Guantanamera. Rumba clave and lots more.
The night gave a insight of the roots of Cuban music and the complexities of the beautiful rhythm’s
Alex from Jose’s band Guateque came and put in the clave to hold things together.
Born in Guantanamo, Cuba in 1968, Jose began his study of Afro-Cuban folkloric percussion in 1978, and joined ‘Danza Libre’ – an internationally acclaimed dance and percussion company in 1993. His daily work with Danza Libre gave him valuable experience in both performance and teaching, and led to his recognition as a master percussionist. He continued this work until he came to live permanently in England in 2005. Danza Libre have performed and taught all over Cuba as well as internationally. read more about Jose