ThisWorldMusic: Music and Dance Programs in Cuba

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  • Location(s): Cuba
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Graduate Program, Research

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We're delighted to announce that enrollment is now open for our 2 new music and dance programs in Cuba!Study traditional Afro-Cuban drumming, dancing and singing with the world-renowned National Folkloric Ensemble of Cuba. Explore Havana and the p... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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August 03, 2017 Viva La Cuba!
I gained an appreciation for a country that has long been a mystery to many Americans. I learned a great deal about they history, music and culture that I will be able to use with my students as well as personally. - Vanguard University of Southern California View Entire Review
July 30, 2017 It Was Great
improved hand drumming technique, insight into Cuban culture, comparisons of West African vs Afro-Cuba vs Western treatment of rhythm vs harmony - Arkansas Tech University View Entire Review
I learned about the culture and music of Cuba. I am going to be using my knowledge to better the education of my students. - None View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThisWorldMusic: Music and Dance Programs in Cuba
It was very worthwhile. Cuba has always been a mystery to me. It's so close to Florida and yet has had so much influence from Russia, especially financially. When the USSR broke up and the Russians left, Cuba needed to fend for itself and it is just now beginning to modernize and protect its architectural and cultural roots a... - University of Utah View Entire Review
yes - Brookhaven College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThisWorldMusic: Music and Dance Programs in Cuba
New dance experience, improved Afro-Cuban percussion skills, an understanding of what the Cuban people have suffered both before and after the 1959 revolution. - University of Utah View Entire Review
Since I had limited preconceive notion's about to Cuba and its people, I learned a great deal about the Cuban culture and the music of the African Cuban culture. Daily participation in dance and drumming classes was very valuable. - Gordon College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThisWorldMusic: Music and Dance Programs in Cuba
There aren’t enough words to truly articulate how incredible this program is. The lectures were riveting; and drumming and dance classes were absolutely incredible. Our final performance was truly transformative. It was a life-changing experience as a teacher and human being. I can’t wait to go back again. My advice is GO!!! - University of Cincinnati View Entire Review
Learned about the Afro-Cuban religion and visited the house of a Santaeria. I learned all dance forms of Cuba in a few different forms outside of our daily 2hour class with Conjunto Folklorico. I learned about the country's history in music development and how USA was involved in the Spanish-Cuban War. View Entire Review
I learned Yoruba-based songs, dances, and drumming, and came away with an idea of how all this fits into the tapestry of Afro-Cuban spirituality and greater Cuban Culture. These are incredibly worthwhile things that I can take back to my students and colleagues. - Hofstra University View Entire Review
So much more than I expected. As a music and movement educator, I loved the immersion of dance and movement, and the opportunity for the final sharing. The lectures helped to understand the history of the Cubans which put everything in perspective. - Indiana University - South Bend View Entire Review
The program was very worthwhile. Take advantage of the new accessibility of Cuba to see it now before it changes with excessive American influences. - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
The depth of African cultural practices in the Western world. - Simmons College View Entire Review
March 06, 2017 A Dream Come True
I learned an incredible amount about Cuba, its African heritage and influence, the wide range of music, culture, the people, and even worked on my Spanish. It was 100% worthwhile. - Moraine Valley Community College View Entire Review

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We're delighted to announce that enrollment is now open for our 2 new music and dance programs in Cuba!

Study traditional Afro-Cuban drumming, dancing and singing with the world-renowned National Folkloric Ensemble of Cuba. Explore Havana and the province of Matanzas through cultural exchanges, performances and guided tours — all while immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of this iconic island nation.

We're offering just 2 sessions in 2017: Winter and Summer.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Graduate Program
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Music
  • Dance
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