Time again for an awesome weekend with Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García, https://www.facebook.com/yorgenis.d.garcia in Stockholm!
FRIDAY – we relax with a nice long warm-up, a bit of dance technique and, of course, salsa con afro to get in the mood for some real, authentic Afro-Cuban dancing!
SATURDAY – YORUBA
ELEGGUA – He owns all roads, crossroads and doors and he can open or shut them as he pleases. Without his help nothing is possible. He is the messenger between heaven and earth, and is said to be present everywhere and at all times, watching us humans and all our actions. He is generally represented as a child, mischievous and playful. His colours are black and red, and in some cases black and white. His attribute is a forkshaped stick called garabato which he uses to clear the way.
OGGUN – one of the “guerreros” (warriors) together with Eleggua, Ochosi and Osun. He is master of all metals and minerals, in particular iron, and inventor of tools, weapons and technology. He lives in the wilderness and forested areas of the world, and is often portrayed as a solitary blacksmith or ironmonger or a fierceful warrior. His colours are green and black. He has a violent and brusque nature, but he also has a more peaceful side. Oggún is the patron of all those who work with metal, mechanics, engineers, policemen, soldiers, surgeons.
OYA – a fierce and powerful female warrior, although she can be feminine and seductive when she so wishes. She keeps the gates of the cemetery and controls the dead. She is mistress of the storms and lightning (centellas) and dances wielding her black iruke and when she goes to war her machete.
Paintings: Martin Ehrling https://www.facebook.com/martin.ehrling.98
SUNDAY we bring out our best moves and “guapería” (cockyness) for some columbia! We finish the weekend with Arará, the Afro-Cuban ethnoreligious group descending from the old Dahomey kingdom.
LIVE DRUM MUSIC SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!
VENUE: Konradsbergshallen Campus Konradsberg, Konradsbergsgatan 2B.
19.00-21.00 Salsa con afro
12.00-16.00 Yoruba – Eleggua, Oggún, Oyá
11.00-12.30 Rumba – Columbia
12.40-14.00: Arará – Afrekete