A unique and fantastic event! Jose Obando presents "The 360+ Year Evolution of Salsa" This program traces the development of salsa beginning with the manufacture and use of percussion instruments accompanying the pertinent and appropriate vocalization and dancing. This was permitted by the Spaniards under the impression that the Africans were practising the Catholic faith. This programs even includes a dance lesson! The lively merengue from Dominican Republic is taught
Mr. José Obando was an undergrad in International Studies at The City College of New York located in Harlem.
Mr. Obando presently serves as the CEO of Lubona Corporation. Among his clients are: the Department of Musical Instruments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, U.S. Naval Academy, The Juilliard School, and the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Horace Mann School, Riverdale Country School, Grace Church School, Allen-Stevenson School, etc. Mr. Obando is the nation’s only museologist dedicated to Salsa. This post enables Mr. Obando to expand The Metropolitan Museum’s Musical Instruments Collection.