PROYECTO PALO MONTE
June 14th - 21st, 2002
A WEEK OF AFROCUBAN
MUSIC, DANCE AND DRUM
The week-long experience of Proyecto Palo Monte is guaranteed
the rhythms in anyone. Whether you are a first time traveler to
Cuba or an
expert in Cuba folklore, Proyecto Palo Monte is an opportunity
to learn the origins of Cuban music & song firsthand from
some of the
island's most respected cultural and spiritual leaders.
This year's trip includes attendance at
the first Festival Cuba-Mexico-USA
in Havana on the 15th and in Matanzas on the 20th. The festival
host a numbers of artist and performers from the three nations;
Mexican Divas (Cita, Iraida Noriega and Magos Herrera), Head Rush,
Mezcla y Felix and the Katz. It will be a chance for you to participate
in a celebration aimed at increasing friendship between the nations
through artistic expression.
Founders: PROYECTO PALO MONTE is an educational collaboration
between Stage of the Arts Inc. of Los Angeles, Sociedad Antropologica
de la Isla de Cuba (a non-governmental organization) , and Educational
Opportunity Program and International Programs and Services of
Cal State University, LA.
Classes & Instructors: AfroCuba de Matanzas, founded in 1957,
acclaimed company of Afrocuban purist who perform traditional
percussion and song. Their drummers and dancers will take you
step-by step through the roots of Afrocuba rhythms.
Lodging: Casa del Valle hotel in the beautiful Yumuri Valley,
double occupancy, private bathroom, telephone, refrigerator, and
satellites TV. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, a snack
bar, a bowling alley,
a swimming pool, a gym horseback riding, bicycle rental service,
courts, sauna, therapeutic massage services, etc....
* There will also be an option to camp along the edges of the
river for those who want to take in the natural surroundings.
Food: The cost of the trip includes meals when you are with the
those adventurous types there is always the option to go off on
your own to
eat, drink and enjoy the nightlife of Havana and Matanzas. * All
outings not included in price.
Price: The Palo Monte Project will be open to all for the price
for one week in Matanzas and Havana. Price includes round-trip
ground transportation, food, lodging, and class tuition. Academic
available. A nonrefundable deposit of 200.00 USD is due by May
20th, with final payment due a week before departure. Send check
or money order to Stage Of The Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 26688, Los
Angeles, CA 90026. Full refund of deposit if the trip is canceled
by the facilitators.
There is a 20 minutes video of Proyecto Palo Monte. (323) 343-3200
You may attend CUBAN BODIES: DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION, 7-9 PM, April
29, 2002; South Pasadena Room. 4th floor. Student Union. Cal State
University, Los Angeles.
at the previous Palo Monte Project's
Monte 2000 Project