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Septeto Nacional de Cuba Ignacio Piñeiro Workshop

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Septeto Nacional de Cuba Ignacio Piñeiro Workshop

“La Habana tiene su Son”

Monday, January 18, 7pm

This workshop discusses the 88-year artistic history and musical career of the iconic Septeto Nacional and its founder Ignacio Piñeiro Martinez (May 21, 1888 - March 12 1969). Ignacio Piñeiro and his Septeto Nacional reflect a single line that leads the participant to the story of these protagonists. Members of the group will present a live performance with the elements explained. Participants can ask questions to the moderator and the participating musicians. 

In the artistic-musical, creative career of Ignacio Piñeiro and the Septeto Nacional, you can find:

  • The true origin of the Sexteto Nacional in its predecessor Sexteto Habana Sport and their 88-year
  • His true paternal ancestry, of Asturian origin.
  • His affiliation with the Secret Society Abakuá in the Efori Abakuá Enkomó potency.
  • His contributions to the structuring of the Rumba (Guaguancó and Yambú) and Son Habanero.
  • His creative capacity as Decimista, of Chorals of Clave and Clave Ñañiga as a musical genre.
  • The true circumstances that inspired musical works such as: Los cuatro Palomas; Asturias, Patria Querida; Suavecito, Dichosa Habana and other musical works.