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Private classes, lessons, and studies with excellent Cuban artist-teachers

Boogalu Productions is culture and travel organization with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and Havana, Cuba.

For 12 years we produced an acclaimed series of Cuban music and dance educational videos and in the process developed strong relationships with many highly accomplished musicians and dancers in Cuba.

For foreign students wanting to study music-dance in Havana Cuba, we can connect you with excellent professional performing artists who are available for private classes in:
• salsa-casino dance
• traditional, popular, and folkloric dance
• percussion music and other instruments including piano, guitar, voice, and other instruments

• Spanish classes
• photography excursions
• film-video production
• custom projects of your design


Classes with Cuban artist-teachers are only possible as a fully hosted option with our Hosted In Havana travel program. This program is a package of services including pre-trip consulting and arranging of custom programs such as music-dance classes. Click here for the full description of the Hosted In Havana program


dance with YOHANA DUSATZ
Yohana is presently a principal dancer with the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba and was trained in Havana's National School of the Arts. Yohana specializes in folkloric dance but is also an exceptional teacher of salsa-casino and all the other Cuban popular dance forms. Her talent, expertise, and professionalism are impressive.

featured on Danza Charanguero - video

Isaias Rojas is the Director of the Havana dance company "Ban Rara" and has extensive experience teaching Cuban dance to foreigners. Isaias and Yacelis (the lead dancer of Ban Rara) are available to teach private classes in all the Cuban dance forms including: son, pilon, mambo, chachacha, salsa casino, rueda de casino, rumba, congo, palo, yoruba, makuta, and others.

percussion with JESUS MADERA DIAS

Jesus studied music at an early age at the Nacional School of the Arts in Havana. He has taught percussion for over 12 years and has worked with orchestras such as Yumuri y sus Hermanos and Pedrito Calvo y Nueva Justica. He has recorded with Maraca and Chucho Valdes as well as many other top musicians. Jesus is available for private percussion classes in all forms of popular Cuban music.

featured on Rumbambeo - video & Pi-Mozambi-Son - video

Chaguito is the former musical director of “Rumberos de Cuba” and "Clave Y Guaguancó". He has a warm and outgoing personality, and is regarded by other Cuban musicians as one of the best creative drummers in Havana. Chaguito is available for private classes in a wide variety Cuban musical forms including: rumba guanguancó, yambú, columbia, batá, yoruba, arará, conga, yuka, congo, makuta, bembé, guiro/shekere, mozambique, chachachá, guaracha, songo, timba, and salsa.

percussion with TOMÁS "PANGA" RAMOS

featured on Pi-Mozambi-Son - video

Panga is a very well known drummer and studio musician in Havana and has played with Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Buena Vista Social Club Alumni, Cubanísmo, and Paulito FG. He is a master of all the Afro-Cuban and popular music forms.

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