Concert Tonight: “De la habanera a la rumba criolla”


“De la habanera a la rumba criolla,” with Carmen Hernández (singer), Jean-Pierre Bluteau, (guitar-charango), and Olivier Ombredane (flute-percussion) takes place this evening, June 2, 2017, at 9:00pm, at Maison de l’Amérique Latine (located at 217 Saint Germain Boulevard in Paris, France).

Description: “Human eyes have never seen such beautiful lands.” Christopher Columbus

The music of the plateaus existed long before the arrival of the Spaniards. It connected the Native Americans with the sun, the moon, or other divinities. Danced or sung, this music was indispensable to religious or social rites. It accompanied agricultural tasks, construction of homes, and the return from the hunt. The Cuban habanera, originating from the European contredanse, follows its trajectory in Europe and returns to the South American continent, where it spreads quickly. The habanera is at the origins of tango in Argentina, pasillo in Colombia, or bolero in Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Thus, it follows a trajectory through time, beginning with legends, tales and poems, passing through African and Indian rhythms, to arrive at the Spanish rumba flamenca and the American rumba criolla.

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