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Ned Sublette in Cuba and its Music
Rueda de Casino?
What is Rueda de Casino? The base of it is Casino, a playfully seductive Cuban dance that could be considered an older first cousin to modern day Salsa.
Rueda de Casino is Casino danced by pairs in a circle with a 'cantante' leading the dance. It is a game of call and response -dynamic, fast-paced, and surprisingly addictive!
Bookoo Rueda is a great group that is all about community, friendship, and learning how to dance! They provide fantastic Cuban dance classes and events that bring the community together because they are so warm and welcoming. ... Go to one of their lessons and see for yourself!" Daniel Alvarez, Azucar! Dance Company
"In a city that celebrates its own strong musical and cultural heritage, Bookoo Rueda helps carry the torch for Afro-Cuban traditions in New Orleans." Papo y Son Mandao