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New York Meets Havana
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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