Friday, July 6, 2012

JUAN CARLOS BLANCO AND OMO ACHE



Afro-Cuban music . . . . . Several years ago, well actually a little more than a decade ago, Juan Carlos Blanco performed for the San Diego State University School of Music and Dance. I have been a fan ever since. The show was a high energy fest of Afro-Cuban music, dance, cultural aesthetics and celebration.  A majority of the audience got on their feet, clapped, danced and sang along. 


At shows end, several joined onstage in an audience participation dance with Juan Carlos, drummers, and his dance  troupe. His wife Roxanne, a well respected music educator /scholar who performs with Carlos from time to time led us around the stage and through the auditorium (yes, I was one of the audience who could not resist the rhythms!!!).  He has taught nationally and in many local venues--LA as well as San Diego, teaching weekly classes at Stage Seven Dance Studio starting in the late 1990s http://stage7.com/ .

Juan Carlos is an inspiring dancer/teacher whose creativity and knowledge is also internationally noted. He is also a humble man and world class performer, those who enjoy his work and for those who need introduction to this dynamic performer and his wife, a documentary is in the making.


JUAN CARLOS BLANCO, YOUTUBE.COM DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE

For upcoming engagements, lectures and classes by Juan Carlos http://omoachecubanculture.org/omoache/About_.html

Afro-Cubana rhythms are in the air . . . .
Delores Fisher






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