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“Wemlere.com” Cuban Dance and Music Festival Grand Opening Event

May 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $15 - $20

When: Saturday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: “Wemilere.com” grand opening
Where: The Ailey Studios, 6th Floor, 405 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019

It is the eve of Mother’s Day with a Cuban social event. The event, which is a part of “Wemilere.com” Cuban Dance and Music Festival, features dance and music performances by Oyu Oro and local artists, as well as a display of Cuban arts and crafts. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Bring your mother, sister, family and friends to celebrate this special weekend. Visit oyuoro-afrocuban.com/PARTY.html to get a taste of this festive feast of dance and music.

Tickets: Available starting on April 1 at oyuoro-afrocuban.com General: $15 Plus Mojito:$20 At the Door:$20 Cash only

As spring begins to flourish in the city, the beauty of Cuban dance is already in full bloom for May and June. Oyu Oro, an Afro-Cuban Manhattan-based dance company, creates the festive climate of “Wemilere.com” with four-weekends of activities from May 12 to June 1 at different venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

“Wemilere.com” Cuban Dance and Music Festival in New York
“It is a cultural dance and music tour of Cuba,” says Danys “La Mora” Perez, artistic director of Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble. “It is a scenic work that illustrates the genuineness of the African and Latin cultures that crossed the Atlantic Ocean and settled in Cuba.”

In Cuban culture, Wemilere is a celebration dedicated to the Orishas of Cuba. Perez created “Wemilere.com” to communicate traditional values to contemporary audiences. “Technology is a part of the world’s new language,” Perez says. “Through social media, we communicate, come together and share information. With Wemilere.com, Cuban traditions enter a new age.”

The presentations include workshops, lecture demonstrations, performances and a Rumba with celebrated singers and musicians. The festival presents new choreographers who strengthen the artistic work of Cuban culture in New York City.

“We honor the Antillean culture by using various brushstrokes with wonderful colors, using new theatrical accents that highlight the strength and beauty of modern art,” adds Perez, a former prima ballerina of National Ballet Folklorico Cutumba.

A culturally diverse participation of Oyu Oro’s artists will perform choreography with traditional fragments expressed through Caribbean songs, music and social dances.


May 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 - $20
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Ailey Studios
405 W 55th St, Fifth Floor
New York, New York 10019

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