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04/24/2019

Instituto Cubano De Investigación Cultural Juan Marinello - Institute of Cultural Investigations

9am - 1pm

Havana, Cuba

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04/24/2019

Instituto Cubano De Investigación Cultural Juan Marinello - Institute of Cultural Investigations

Ramon Torres Zayas dedicated one week to the Abakua Association in which each day of the week was dedicated to a specific theme. Issues such as religiou/cultural discrimination, cultural identity, criminaity, stereotypes, misinterpretations, and the arts. Melena was invited to present a lecture and performance demonstration  and demonstration on her Masters Thesis, "The Influence of Abakua Music in Cuban Rumba." 

9am - 1pm

Havana, Cuba

MAY 17 - 19 & 24-26

Raices Profundas - Berthol Bresch

7pm - 9pm

Havana Cuba.

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MAY 17 - 19 & 24-26

Raices Profundas - Berthol Bresch

Raices Profundas was founded in 1975 by Juan de Dios Ramos Morejon, as a small collective for cultural investigation and creative presentation of the dances, music and folkloric traditions of the Caribbean.  Melena was invited as a special guest artist for two weekends at Berthol Bresch . theatre in Havana, Cuba. Melena represented Oshun Ibu Aña - Queen of the drums with a bata and shekere performance. 

7pm - 9pm

Havana Cuba.

May 7 to Present

LEYENDAS.COM at HOTEL NACIONAL

7pm - 10pm

Havana, Cuba

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May 7 to Present

LEYENDAS.COM at HOTEL NACIONAL

Melena performs with Leyendas.com, a traditional Cuban music group performing songs from the 1950's. 

7pm - 10pm

Havana, Cuba

July 11- 12

International Socio-Religious Conference

10am - 5pm

La Asociasion Yoruba - Havana, Cuba

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July 11- 12

International Socio-Religious Conference

Melena was invited to present a lecture and performance demonstration  on her Masters Thesis, "The Influence of Abakua Music in Cuban Rumba." 

10am - 5pm

La Asociasion Yoruba - Havana, Cuba

July 19 - 21

Pablo Menendez and Mezcla - Vancouver Folk Music Festival

7pm - 10pm

Vancouver, Canada

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July 19 - 21

Pablo Menendez and Mezcla - Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Pablo Menendez and Mezcla is an innovative blend of rock and blues with various Cuban styles. 

7pm - 10pm

Vancouver, Canada

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