Latin America & the Caribbean

Havana Rooftops

2018 Short-term Program in Latin America & the Caribbean


Afro-Cuban Roots in Havana: Festive Dance and Music: HOM 400/600 (1 credit) Learn to perform dance movements and rhythms based in the Afro-Cuban and Franco-Haitian communities of Havana and Matanzas. You will learn the three styles of rumba dance – tumba, francesa, and gaga – from renowned instructors. Visit Cuba’s National Folk Ensemble, go to the Museum of the Revolution, take in two dance performances, and meet with rumberos in Matanzas. Through these activities, you will understand the important role of Afro-Cubans and their cultures in Cuba’s history and in its current society.