Septeto Nacional’s Dance Party Extravaganza
Posted: 5/11/11 -- 10:33 am
by Truly Render
With a rich history firmly rooted in the dance floor explosion of son that took place in the 1920s and 30s, Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro de Cuba have been hailed as the “inventors of salsa” (The New York Times) and “national treasures” (The Boston Globe). The band certainly got the audience moving when they played Hill Auditorium on April 7, 2011. And thanks to some pre-show instruction from the University of Michigan’s M-Salsa team, some of us actually had some fancy footwork to flaunt. Take a peek at M-Salsa’s mini-lesson, which took place at one of our pre-show U-M student events, Arts & Eats, and see if you can’t pick up some sassy moves of your own.
Truly Render is a working mama and arts enthusiast extraordinaire. She is the Press & Marketing Manager for UMS and acts as staff liaison for the UMS Student Committee. 12/13 will be her third season with UMS.