PROFESSIONAL RESUME FOR LAZARO GALARRAGA
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EXPERIENCE:  
1962-1980 1962-1980 Founding member and principal performer with Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba.
   
1965-1977

Graduate Professor at the National School of Arts, Havana, Cuba, in Music Theory, History of Art and Cuban Folklore.

   
1970 Performer with the Cuban National Folkloric Ballet with performances in Moscow, Leningrad, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, France, England, Rome, Columbia, Panama, Ecuador and Nigeria.
   
1980 Cuban National Folkloric Ballet tour of North America with performances in Canada, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC (before the Bush White House) and Boston.
   
1983 Teacher, Museo del Barrio (with Luis Vaso), New York City, NY.
   
1984 Founded the Orisha Afro-Dance Troupe School, Los Angeles, CA.
   
1986 Performed Abacua at the Mask Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
Performed at the Watts Folkloric Festival
   
1989 Performed at the Watts Folkloric Festival
Lecturer at Pasadena City College
   
1991 Performed at the Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA
Performed at Watts Drum Festival
Lecturer at Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Harbor College
Involved in the production and recording of video educational series in music with Herbie Hancock and Joe Manolakakis.
Founder of Afro-Cuban Dance Group “Iroko”
   
1994 Performed before President Clinton and the White House with Francisco Aguabella and Nengue Hernandez.
Recorded with Cachao on Grammy award winning “Master Sessions” Vol 1&2
   
1996 Performed at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
   
1998 to present Professor of Afro-Cuban music at the Humboldt State University’s annual“Explorations in Afro-Cuban Music” workshops.
   
1999 to present Musical Director for P.A.W.S. (Percussion Artists Workshop), a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Afro-Carribean music and culture.
   
1999 Recorded Grammy nominated “Caravana Cubana – Late Night Sessions” with Francisco Aguabella.
   
1998 to present Recorded and performed with Bebo Valdes, Chucho Valdes Jr., Omar Sosa, Susana Baca, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Nestor Torres, Arturo Sandoval, Placido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Danilo Lozano, Andy Garcia, Robert Duval and Herbie Hancock.
   
1999 Performed at the World Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
   
2001 Performed 2 night concert at Symphony Space, New York City, NY
   
2002 Lead singer and co-founder with Guillermo Cespedes of the Cuban Son group “Odara”
   
FILM CREDITS “Color de Cuba”, “El Piropo”, “Dance With Me”, “Blow”, “Americanos”
“La Rumba”, a Bacardi Commerical (2001)
   
STAGE CREDITS Performed in stage plays: “Cabildo de Regla”, “Alafin de Oyo”, and “Rumba Comparsas”.