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Danzón: A Talk, Practical Dance Workshop, and Music from Southampton's Hartley Danzonera Event

30 October 2012
Turner Sims Highfield Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Hettie Malcomson on 023 8059 4400 or email .

Event details

This event will be led by danzón specialist, Dr Hettie Malcomson.

Danzón is a popular Cuban music-dance form which is performed daily in public plazas in Mexico. It is a precursor to genres such as mambo, cha-cha-chá and ‘salsa’ and is often played by saxophones, trumpets, trombone, bass, güiro and a virtuosic timpanist. Danzón is relatively slow and is usually danced by couples, often between the ages of 50 and 80 plus.

This free, one-hour event will include a short talk, a participatory dance workshop and will culminate with Southampton's Hartley Danzonera featuring Dan Mar-Molinero, Thomas Seltz and Southampton University Music Department students performing live.

This workshop is one of a number of events to celebrate Mexico Week at the University of Southampton, organised by Mexsu: Centre of Mexico-Southampton Collaboration. The website for this is

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