Who’s Behind this Blog?

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“Son y Casino” is a blog managed, updated, and edited by Daybert Linares Díaz. Born and raised in Cuba, Daybert Linares Díaz is a Ph.D. student of contemporary Latin American literature with a focus on the Caribbean at the University of Maryland, College Park. Daybert has been teaching Cuban dances such as son, son montuno, casino, rueda de casino, and chachachá for over seven years, focusing on the social aspect of these dancers—which is why you won’t see him perform. He has taught workshops in Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore and the southern Maryland areas, New York, North Virginia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Savannah, and Washington, D.C. He also extensively studies the history of Cuban music and its connection to the North American and Latin American tradition. His expertise in, and passion for, Cuban dance and music has made him one of the leading casino instructors and advocates in the Northeast coast.

Contanct Daybert at: daybertlinares@yahoo.com





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