IFE-ILE Lectures & Seminars
IFE-ILE offers lectures and seminars on a variety
of topics, such as:
- The Roots of Salsa
- The World of the Orishas
- Afro-Cuban Music Traditions
IFE-ILE Executive Director Neri Torres is also available for public
and inspirational speaking opportunities.
The Roots of Salsa
This seminar teaches students:
- The history and origins of Afro-Cuban rhythms present in todays
- How to recognize and dance to the Cuban different Claves (rhythmic
- The influence of Afro-Cuban rhythms on contemporary dance styles.
The theatrical and narrative elements of these originating dances
teach about interpretation and expression through alternative
means, while the musical aspect shows the variety of traditional
instruments and the musical complexity that can be achieved by
combining what appear to be relatively simple instruments.
Featured Speakers include: