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Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33137

The 14th Annual IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival will feature over 15 dance and drumming workshops as well as dance parties. The event culminates with a spectacular Dance Gala featuring guest artists and IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company.

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We're offering workshops for beginners and intermediate/advanced students in ...

  • Orisha Dance
  • Afro-Modern Dance
  • Arará
  • Congo: Makuta/Palo/Yuka
  • Rumba (Guaguanco and Yambu)
  • Salsa Casino
  • Son
  • Other Diaspora styles

In persistently promoting Afro-Cuban dance, IFE-ILE has established not only a cultural experience to local and visitors; but also a tradition that slowly has produced eager followers even from abroad.

Miami has the highest number of Cubans (including Afro-Cubans) in the U.S., and here Cuban and other African, Caribbean and Latin American cultures thrive and pulse in the neighborhoods. Here, culture is alive, living and present -- and not confined to a dance workshop.

Renowned Afro-Cuban choreographer and dancer Neri Torres founded the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Festival in 1998 and from 2002 through 2005 called it BAILA USA.

She began the festival to reflect the multiple ethnicities of South Florida, and include other dance traditions that share African roots. Says Torres, "Our festival gives people of all backgrounds -- whether they're dancers or not -- the opportunity to enjoy, learn and engage in a celebration of the folk traditions of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the U.S.”

Previous guest artists include La Familia Cepeda from Puerto Rico, the African American Ensemble and the late Dr. Katherine Dunham, as well as renowned scholars and instructors.

For more information email ifeiledancecompany@yahoo.com or call (786) 398-7184/ (305) 796-1125

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14th Annual IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival
August 13th, 2011

Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
Tel: (305) 960-2969 or (786) 398-7184 (IFE-ILE)

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