SAT 10/31 | Yoruba Andabo (Rumba) at Old Town School of Folk Music


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Rumba is Cuban and without Cuba, there is no Rumba. As simple as that! Come and enjoy the rumba experience with Yoruba Andabo!
“The possibility of experiencing a night with Yoruba Andabo was a unique one.Unique since one can witness an incredible reunion between something sacred,mystic and an atavistic and inborn sense of partying. The audience was transported to a separate world, a world of intense colors, of full joy and beauty.If the roots are, undoubtedly African and ancient, the charm of today’s musicisan authentic wonder…”

The Yoruba Andabo Company was born on the piers of the port of Havana in 1961 when a group of laborers would get together for parties and artistic events through their union. They gave rise to the Guaguanco Marítimo Portuario, a group which, in 1985, began their professional career with the name Yoruba Andabo. From that time forward, they have offered their art as…

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Yoruba Andabo with Coffee and Panela be presented at the Teresa Carreno | Correo del Orinoco

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Tonight courtesy of and by Catherine Beaton. Rumba and Poetry! Made for each other!

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Rumba and Poetry! Made for each other!


We move slowly, together as one,
Nothing can come between us, not before we are done
In this dance of love, only the two of us
Twirling together in the busy world, just us
In the room full of people.

No one can see our eyes, yet they can all feel
Just how much you love me, how much
I love you. Dancing the rumba on a Thursday night,
What could be more perfect, more right?


Rumba Update: Yoruba Andabo is coming to the good old USA! Courtesy of and by The Adinkra Group

Attachment-1OTS_YorubaAndabo_ecard_082015YorubaCourtesy of and by The Adinkra Group

The Adinkra Group and Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, in partnership with the Yoruba Cuba Association, will present the legendary Afro Cuban band and Rumba masters, YORUBA ANDABO, for four newly added shows on its U.S. tour.

Celebrating 30 years of Afro Cuban culture, the internationally acclaimed band, live and direct from Cuba, will perform live in Durham, NC; Washington, DC; and New York City. They will conduct master classes and workshops on select dates, as well.

For tickets and more information, go to

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Concert
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27703
7:00 PM

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – Master Classes
Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio
3802-3808 34th Street
Mt. Rainer, MD 20712
6:30 PM
Drum, dance, and song workshops

Friday, November 6, 2015 – Concert
George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
7 PM

International Dance Party (After-Party)
DJ’s Jahsonic, Underdog, and Special Guests Yoruba Andabo
Cafe Asia
1720 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
10 PM (Free with concert ticket stub before 11 PM)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – Workshops
Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation
1803 Fulton Street
New York, NY 11233
6:30 PM
Drum, dance, and song workshops

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Rumba Dance Party
204 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
8 PM

Monday, November 9, 2015 – Concert
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
8 PM

Co-presented by Ayanda Clarke of The Fadara Group and AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.
Community Partner: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).

Autentico desde Cuba…Yoruba Andabo en Venezuela en El Célebre Teatro Teresa Carreño!


Yoruba Andabo se presentará el domingo 18 de octubre en el célebre teatro Teresa Carreño, en la ciudad de Caracas, Venezuela. Estrenará temás musicales de su nuevo album titulado Soy de la Tierra Brava.

Yoruba Andabo interpretará La Gozadera, tema musical del filme Havana Instant, en el cierre del concierto que brindara el domingo 18 de octubre en el célebre teatro Teresa Carreño, en la ciudad de Caracas, Venezuela.
nota: Zair/TELESUR grabará el lunes 12 octubre, un programa From Havana sobre Yoruba Andabo y cubrirá el concierto del domingo… Puede haber link con TeleSur!!


Yoruba Andabo will present a concert on Sunday, October 18th, at the famous Teresa Carreño theater in Caracas, Venezuela. We will be be performing the  released tracks from our new album entitled” I am from the Land of the Brave.”

The Yoruba Anadabo group will also play the ” Gozadera”theme song of the film Havana Instant, at the close of the concert that is being offered on Sunday, October 18th at the famous Teresa Carreño theater in Caracas, Venezuela.
Note: Zair / Telesur will play on Monday, 12 October,  on the program  “From Havana”  and it will cover the Yoruba Andabo concert of this  Sunday …you may watch by linking with Telesur !!

Music of Cuba, courtesy of and by


One hour east of Havana lies the port city of Matanzas, where rumba emerged in the late 19th century. Brought to Cuba by Africans who were transported to the island to work as slaves, rumba was created around a flamboyant and boisterous combination of Congolese-derived drumming styles and Spanish flamenco-singing influences. It has grown to become one of Cuba’s most important Afro-Cuban dance and music genres.

The rhythms of rumba have given rise to three very different forms of dance. Yambú is the oldest and slowest; it is rarely performed today. Guaguancó is a flirtatious dance, performed by couples. Columbia, the fastest and most athletic, is performed by a male dancer.

By the mid-20th century, rumba was merging with son to form the precursor of salsa. To many, rumba is more than a music and dance genre; it is the collective expression of the Creole nature of the island itself

The music of Cuba is largely based on its cultural origins in Europe and Africa. The arrival on the island of thousands of African slaves over the course of three hundred years created a wealth of new musical forms. Deeply rooted in African rhythms, the country’s distinctive music owes its melodic power to its Spanish colonial heritage. The lively, energetic Cuban sound has profoundly influenced musical styles throughout the world, an impact that continues to this day. Distinct dance forms, related to specific types of music, over time have cross-pollinated, evolving into new styles of expression.

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