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Students learn dance and culture with Salsabrosa

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DODGE CENTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- After week's worth of lessons on other cultures, students at Triton Elementary in Dodge Center got see firsthand Thursday morning some of what they are being taught.

The staff tells us as part of the school's Legacy Program, they've been working all week with students to learn more about the Mexican culture and language. As a part of the program, students have been making instruments and learning dances.

So Thursday's specials guests, and the lessons they gave to the kids were pretty special. Salsabrosa is a program led by two Cuban natives that combines education, storytelling, and performance. It showcases the impact of Latin music and dance styles in the upper Midwest.

The program incorporates authentic Latin music and demonstrates the unique instruments and rhythms associated with salsa, merengue, cha-cha and more. In addition, Salsabrosa's dancers share the rhythms of today's Latin music through dance.

This group represents a powerful celebration of the marvelously diverse communities within Minnesota, and representatives say it will help in building greater understanding and connection to the values that bind Minnesotans together, using the universal languages of music and dance.

 

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