Danzón: We Were Bumped, but We’re Back!
By Leonardo Rosen
At the last minute, after I had made the announcement that our event had been approved, the Presidencia Municipal of SMA cancelled “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina” an event scheduled for September 1, 2019.
The reason given was that they decided to move the coronation of the Queen of the Fiestas Patrias on that day from the Teatro Ángela Peralta to the Plaza Cívica, our location. We were not given an alternate date for September. I announced the cancelation as well as I could, and I hope that nobody was inconvenienced by this. These things do happen, and I once again express my appreciation for the government’s support of our efforts. Our events are publicized and known locally, regionally, and nationally.
I am very happy to invite you to our presentation on Sunday October 6, at 5:30–8:30pm, at the Plaza Cívica. Admission is free. The Orquesta Marimba “Tono 13” will play live for your dancing pleasure. We offer danzón, a variety of Latin rhythms, and even a bit of rock & roll. For more information on this event, you can call the municipal Cultura y Tradiciones office at 121 4319 or call Leo, “El Brujo del Danzon,” at 154 5840.
We are thankful for the popularity of these events and hope to celebrate our eleventh anniversary in November of this year. Please remember that you are the stars of this show! “Su Majestad, el Danzón.”
El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables
con el Club de Danzón Mercerina
Sun, Oct 6, 5:30–8:30pm
The Orquesta Marimba “Tono 13”
121 4319 (Dirección de Cultura y Tradiciones)
154 5840 (Leo, “El Brujo del Danzón”)