Dance teachers Festival 1. Salsa Festival Santiago de Cuba, November 22-29, 2019

Dance teachers
Sabor de Calle..................................................Director Yanek Revilla
Terraza de la Salsa...........................................Director Maritza Aldama
Tierra Kaliente...................................................Director Karelia Despaigne
Ballet Folklorico Cutumba................................ Director Idalberto Bandera
Los Corales.......................................................Director Maceo
All Stars.............................................................Director Jorge Luna

Maye Arestide
Asdrubal Aquilera
Yunior Montoya
Pucho Ferreiro
Ania Rojas
Daiana David
George Ibar
Jorge Olides
Osval Medina

El Nino y la verdad
Septeto Santiaguero
Sonara la Calle
Morena Son
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El Niño y La Verdad
The popular Cuban music orchestra El Niño and La Verdad was founded in June 2013 by singer / songwriter Emilio Frias "El Niño". After his experiences with Tumbao Habana and Charangón from Elito Reve, Emilio Frías found it time to start his own project with his own sound, under the musical direction of Pachy Naranjo Jr. and Dayron Ortega. Their common interests were merged, the Cuban popular music Since his childhood, Emilio Frías had a strong sense of music and, in particular, the traditional rhythms. He became a member of an amateur company and presented himself at various festivals, where he won several prizes. At the age of fourteen he formed his first musical group with which he also won a main prize. He took his first professional steps with Pascual Cabrejas and his Tumbao Habana. After that he spent four years on the flagship "orchestra Revé", where he became known as sonero and original improviser. His interpretations were placed in the main charts; including highlight "El Jala Jala", "Agua pa 'Yemayá", "Rumba Matanza" and "Niña relájate." Today Emilio Frias is the singer and musical leader of El Niño and La Verdad. This group defends and enriches genres such as rumba, son, guaracha and Trova. Integra guitar and bongo, plus a unique harmony make the sound of the group unique.


Tierra Kaliente
This young dance company founded by "Maestra" Karelia Despaigne started in December 2015. In a short period Tierra Kaliente has become a fantastic and professional dance group.


Sabor de Calle
Dance group organised by Yanek Revilla. Sabor Calle was renewed in 2016, and has international fame.


Karelia Despaigne
Karelia is the founder, director, choreographer, teacher, and dancer of Tierra Kaliente. Karelia graduated as a dance teacher and dancer of folk dances at EFTA "José María Heredia" in Santiago de Cuba. She was the first soloist of the professional dance company: Folklorico Oriente. Karelia was for years a driving force behind "Sabor DKY". She has danced in 17 different countries. This will be the first time that Karelia will be performing with her group Tierra Kaliente in the Netherlands.


Terraza de la Salsa
Dance group of dancing school Terraza de la Salsa / Dance4Two with choreographies of Nano Hechavarriaen, and Yunior Montoyo.


This dance school in Santiago de Cuba was founded in 2015 by Rafael Martinez. Sandunga is performing regularly with Septeto Santi Aguero.

Ballet Folclorico Cutumba
For more than 30 years, Ballet Folklorico Cutumba represents folkore of Afro-Franco-Haitian-Cuban origin. This group consists of 48 dancers and musicians. The choreographies of Cutumba contain Gaga, Vodun, Santeria, Merengue Haitiano, Tumba Francesa, Rumba, Son, Merengue Haitiano, and Tumba Francesa. Cutumba is internationally known for tours around the world.


Astrubal & Maye
Perhaps dance couple "Ebano" is the most famous couple of Santiago de Cuba. They are performing in Casa de la Trova and Hotel Melia Santiago on a regular basis. Asdrubal and Maye come to Europe every year, and often participate in Viva Cuba Biezenmortel of Dance4Two. It is a pleasure to watch their shows.


Damaris Hechavarria


Daiana David
She graduated from the School of Cuban folkloric dances of the School of Arts of Bayamo "Manuel Muñoz Cedeño." Her specialization was musical dance. She danced with "Ballet Folklorico de Oriente", "Sabor DKY", "Okan Oni 'and' Cabaret Parisien". She is currently dancing with "Havana Queens', and is a dancer and teacher of "Tierra Kaliente ".


George Ibar
He graduated as a dancer at EPRA. For several years he was part of the cast of Dance Company "All Stars," and has also danced for the traditional group Changui Diogenes. He has experience as a teacher and dancer in Cuba, France, and the United States. He is currently a dancer and teacher of "Tierra Kaliente".


Jorge Oliden Del Rio Guapo
He is a professional dancer. He has worked as a dancer for the dance group "Sabor DKY". He has international experience as a dancer, and teacher in France, Poland, Luxembourg, and,Cuba. Today he works as an instructor at the dance school "Salsabor," and is a teacher, and dancer of "Tierra Kaliente".


All Stars dance group
All Stars was founded in 2004. All Stars dance group has the perfect balance between traditional and modern dance. This dance group from Santiago de Cuba has a lot of international experience, with tours in USA, Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany and France.


Yanek Revilla
According to most people, Yanek Reviila is the best dancer in the world. He has won many dance competitions in and outside Cuba. His choreographies with Sabor de Calle are of the highest level.


Nano Hechevarria
Nano Hechavarria Manuel Ulloa, who now lives in Israel, is among the most allround dancers of Santiago de Cuba. He can do every dance: Salsa, Rumba, Soul, and Reggaeton.


Sonora La Calle
Ernesto Ferreiro or Pucho
Ernesto is a professional dancer. He also studied percussion for 4 years at the School of Music "Lauro Fuentes". He has worked as a dancer for dance group "Sabor DKY". He has international experience as a teacher, and dancer, not only in Cuba but also in Colombia. Currently, he has been working as a dance teacher at the dance school "Salsabor," and he is dancer and teacher of "Tierra Kaliente".


Ania Rojas
She graduated as a teacher and dancer at the academy Cuban folkloric dances EFTA "José María Heredia" of Santiago de Cuba. She studied dance at the EVA and was a dancer of "Ballet Folklorico de Oriente". She worked as director and dancer with the dance company "Sabor DKY".


Septeto Santiaguero