August 2018

Music & Cultural Festival

Celebrate a love of Music and Culture

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HARLEM HAVANA

2018 Harlem Havana
Music and Cultural Festival Schedule


Cuban artists, musicians, dancers, fashion designers and chefs descend upon New York for the week long Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival.

The event, is New York’s only cultural and educational initiative with the island nation since the United States and Cuba renewed ties in 2014.

And there’s mucho going on. There are jazz performances,dance workshops, authentic Cuban cuisine and the charm of a culture that is colorful and rich in tradition.


DAYRAMIR GONZALEZ – From Havana Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist Dayramir (DY-ruh-meer) Gonzalez is a New York City based artist / composer is an internationally praised pianist and composer. He’s been hailed for his ‘monster technique’ and prolific creative range which melds rock, pop, jazz and Afro-Cuban stylings.
  • First Cuban National to Receive Berklee's Presidential Scholarship
  • Cuba's JoJazz Contest Winner 2004 and 2005
  • 3-TIME Cubadisco Winner
  • First Cuban National to Receive Berklee's Presidential Scholarship
  • Headliner at Carnegie Hall 2012
  • 2013 Wayne Shorter Award for Best Jazz Composer
  • Debut Performance with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba 2016


OYO ORU, Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble From Santiago OYO ORU, Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble From Santiago Oyu Oro is the brainchild of Danys "La Mora" Perez ─ international Afro-Cuban folklore performer, choreographer, teacher and dance ethnologist from Santiago de Cuba. The company is committed to the preservation of Afro-Cuban folklore as well as to encourage the cross-cultural understanding of the dance and music forms derived from African culture. While Oyu Oro’s traditional repertoire pays tribute to African lineages derived from the Yoruba, Congo, Carabali,Arará and Dahomean cultures of West Africa and Haiti, the popular dance choreographies alsocelebrate the national popular Cuban heritage.

Oyu Oro is the brainchild of Danys "La Mora" Perez ─ international Afro-Cuban folklore performer, choreographer, teacher and dance ethnologist from Santiago de Cuba. The company is committed to the preservation of Afro-Cuban folklore as well as to encourage the cross-cultural understanding of the dance and music forms derived from African culture. While Oyu Oro’s traditional repertoire pays tribute to African lineages derived from the Yoruba, Congo, Carabali,Arará and Dahomean cultures of West Africa and Haiti, the popular dance choreographies alsocelebrate the national popular Cuban heritage.

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