Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:00pm – 12:00am
Synonymous with mojitos, sultry nightclubs, and classic cars, Cuba, the Caribbeanâ€™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.
8 pm to 10 pm –Â Renowned DJ Christian Martir of Sociedad Records and DJ Nego will spin salsa and Latin disco and legendary Santiago de Cuba instructor Danys ‘La Mora’ Perez will give an all-levels dance lesson. Ruedame will perform a traditional rueda casino and Havana native Carlos Mateu will share Cuban social dances.
10 pm to 11 pm – Los Hacheros, an NYC-based band that revives fiery folkloric styles punctuated by the Cuban clave, will perform live.
11 pm to 12 am – DJ Christian Martir and DJ Nego will end the night spinning salsa and Latin disco.
Throughout the Night – Havana-born visual artist, Bernardo Navarro Tomas and Carlos Mateu will have pop-up art installations on view. The Museum’s landmark New York at Its Core exhibition will also be open for late viewing and Havana-inspired drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
This event is co-sponsored by El Museo del Barrio, Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, and New York International Salsa Congress.
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.
Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 for Museum Members;Â $25 at the door; $20 at the door for Members.
Museum of City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
More Info: http://www.mcny.org/Havana