Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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'€œDámaso Pérez Prado, the king of Mambo: controversies of his life and work'€ a talk by Ulises Rodríguez Febles

January 30th, 2017
5:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room

Given in Spanish.

Rodríguez Febles will talk about the creator of the Mambo and his influences. He will focus on his most important mambos from the 40s and 50s, the musician‘€™s unique rhythms, and contributions to international culture in commemoration of the centenary of Pérez Prado‘€™s birth.

Ulises Rodríguez Febles (Cárdenas, August 30, 1968) is a Cuban playwright, researcher, novelist, and scriptwriter for radio and television. He directs the House of Scenic Memory and Itinerant Theater (Casa de la Memoria Escénica), and is a theatrical adviser of the Provincial Council of the performing arts and other groups and institutions in Matanzas. He is vice-president of the Rolando Ferrer Chair of Drama in Havana and the José Jacinto Milanés Chair in Matanzas. He is also member of the Freddy Artiles Chair of Children‘€™s and Puppet Theater at ISA. (Instituto Superior de Arte).

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