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New York Meets Havana

New York Meets Havana


Museum of the City of New York


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.


Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pm



Museum of the City of New York

$20 in advance ($15 for Members)
$25 day of the event ($20 for Members)   

Synonymous with mojitos, sultry nightclubs, and classic cars, Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest island, is enjoying a new moment in the sun thanks to a relaxing of U.S. relations. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York (opens June 13), discover how Cuba's love of music and dance has mixed and melded with Puerto-Rican and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to create a sizzling cultural fusion unique to New York City. 

  • Los Hacheros, an NYC-based band that revives fiery folkloric styles punctuated by the Cuban clave, will perform.
  • Renowned DJ Christian Martir of Sociedad Records and DJ Nego will spin salsa and Latin disco.
  • Legendary Santiago de Cuba instructor Danys 'La Mora' Perez will give an all-levels dance lesson.
  • Ruedame will perform a traditional rueda casino and share the basics of this group salsa dance created in Cuba. 
  • Havana native Carlos Mateu will share Cuban social dances and present a pop-up art installation. 
  • The Museum's galleries will be open for late viewing and Havana-inspired food and drinks will be available for purchase.

This is the first event in our Metro Mashups series of Friday-night house parties that celebrate the cultures that shape New York's distinctive nightlife and feature live music, dancing, and food and drinks inspired by other global metropolises.

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