YORUBA ANDABO performed the world premiere of its new album RUMBA WITH LOVE — Yoruba Andabo | PRLog

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‘YORUBA ANDABO performed the world premiere of its new album RUMBA WITH LOVE, promoted and marketed by Cubamusic. The mini album,  presents the themes of  Salsa, Timba with Guaguancó and Rumba with Love. It was recorded in Havana at the famous Abdala Studios, and confirms the legendary Afro-Cuban  company’s leadership in Rumba Cubana.”’ ‘The Havana public will enjoy the songs of this recent production,  at the concerts that Yoruba Andabo will provide in March at the Mella Theater (Wednesday the 16th of March), in the Havana World Festival (Friday the 25th of March) and every Sunday at  the Casa de la Música  in Havana.”

 

NOTICIA MUNDIAL! ´´YORUBA ANDABO realiza el estreno mundial de  su nueva producción discográfica RUMBA CON AMOR, promovido y comercializado por Cubamusic. El mini álbum,  que presenta los temas Salsa, timba con guaguancó y Rumba con Amor, y que fue grabado en La Habana en los célebres Estudios Abdala, confirma a la legendaria compañía afrocubana  en el liderazgo de la Rumba Cubana.´´ ´´El público habanero disfrutará de los temas musicales de esta reciente producción,  en los conciertos que brindará Yoruba Andabo en el mes de marzo en el Teatro Mella (miércoles 16) , en el Havana World Festival (viernes  25 ) y cada domingo en la Casa de la Música de La Habana.´

http://www.cubamusic.com/Store/Album/07000306/yoruba-andabo/rumba-con-amor-mini-album

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Musicabana International Music Festival Announces Americans Can Legally Attend Concert Events in Cuba through Customized Travel Packages, May 5-8, 2016 | Benzinga

Source: Musicabana International Music Festival Announces Americans Can Legally Attend Concert Events in Cuba through Customized Travel Packages, May 5-8, 2016 | Benzinga

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Musicabana will mark the largest gathering of Cuban artists in a generation, featuring performances by music legends and some of today’s hottest acts, including Pablo Milanés, Carlos Varela, Los Van Van, Orquesta Aragón, Havana d’Primera, Ibeyi, Pedrito Martinez, Yoruba Andabo, Juana Bacallao & Tiembla Tierra, Interactivo, Kelvis Ochoa, and Adonis & Osain del Monte, among others. International superstars Sean Paul and Carlinhos Brown will also perform. Ibeyi, the French-Cuban duo who have taken the music world by storm over the past year, will be the ambassadors of the festival, signaling Musicabana’s commitment to connecting Cuba’s musical past with its promising future.

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/02/p6201477/musicabana-international-music-festival-announces-americans-can-legally#ixzz40TDJYNoR

 

02/18 |Noches de Guaracha con Papo Santiago (Compliments of World Fusion Chicago)

(Compliments of World Fusion Chicago)

Papo Santiago’s exploration as a professional singer was a natural step in his evolution as a fully rounded musician. His sonero attributes are founded in the legacies of Ismael Rivera. Luigi Texidor, Marvin Santiago, Isaac Delgado, and “El Tiburon” Morales.. In his improvisations, he combines street-wise sense of humor with a unique approach to rhythm […]

Source: 02/18 |Noches de Guaracha con Papo Santiago ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

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Meet a Babalawo

Source: Meet a Babalawo

We don’t remember medicine until we are ill.  It’s the same with our  Yoruba medicine , many  don’t remember traditional medicine until Western medicine fails them.  To be fair, there are just as many or maybe even more for whom native medicine is the first port of call for the simple reason that they cannot afford the cost of  Western medical care . But where there are means, the leaning is more towards Western medicine, until of course a problem is encountered that defies orthodox science.

Reasons why people use/don’t use traditional medicine vary,  experiences vary. So many have only praises and some have regrets on using Yoruba herbal science. Why the variations?  There’s  no published  directory of herbal practitioners, or widely acknowledged certification , so that there is  no way of ascertaining the qualifications of a practitioner before you decide to place yourself in their care. In the days gone by, presumably word of mouth recommendation was all the certification required, and that’s at the root of the problem experienced by  people who would  use Yoruba herbal practitioners today. Just how many people who do use traditional medicine will own up to the fact? How do you get a recommendation when visits to Babalawo are seen by the educateratti as hush-hush.

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‘Bloodline Rumba’ highlights the impact of culture and history – The Louisville Cardinal

 

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By Rachel Sorgen– In a play that ties the past with the present, “Bloodline Rumba” highlights racial tensions and Cuban history. The play takes the audience back in time to early 1900s in Cuba. Through Sara, one of the main characters, the audience learns about the political unrest after the War for Independence from Spain. Centered around the topics of family, identity, racism and immigration, “Bloodline Rumba” reminds us of the history that led to the life we have today. Written by U of L profess

Source: ‘Bloodline Rumba’ highlights the impact of culture and history – The Louisville Cardinal

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Explore Afro-Cuban heritage hot spots

In Cuba, music is part of every-day life and an important feature of its past. Callejon de Hamel (Hamel Alley) features grande-sized murals on its homes and structures and tiny shops selling Cuban Santeria art. Starting around noon Sundays, practitioners of the Santeria faith dance to rumba rhythms.

Source: Explore Afro-Cuban heritage hot spots

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