Archive for the ‘Rumba’ Category


Born in Havana-Cuba, Damian started dancing from the age of 6 in the Havana Carnival in which his dad performed as a musician.

At the age of 15, Damian integrated a company dance called Havana Arte. At 19, he started singing and playing maracas for his Godfather Miguel Hinojosa.

Damian started  teaching Cuban Salsa in 2007, one year after moving to the UK. His class is all about expressing the feeling of the motion and also learning the Cuban music/dance steps; Rumba, Orishas, Son, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha.

Learning body movement and playing to the beat of Cuban music are few of Damian’ speciality.




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Congolese born, lead singer for the Manchester International Orchestra and Amani Creatives artist/member, Mama Joyce is an artist with multiple talents. She has an impressive track record of highly acclaimed artistic work accomplishments.

Mama Joyce is a qualified dancer and an experienced singing/dance workshop facilitator who release her culture to the world through dance and music.

Free Congolese and Cuban music, dance and costumes workshops as part of the Amani Heritage Project, Rumba

Every Thursday until 19th July, 6.30-8.30pm, Simpson Memorial Hall, 361 Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester, M40 9NB

All Welcome