RUMBA EN LA HABANA CON… YORUBA ANDABO

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Geovanni del Pino, Miguel Chappottín, Juan Campos, Regla Monet, Felipe Santiago Abreu, Juan Carlos Sierra, Reinier Mariño y su Grupo

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Among the hierarchies of Afro-Cuban music, Yoruba Andabo enjoys a special sovereignty in and outside of Cuba. The first seed that gave life to this group was sown in 1961 at the docks of Havana, the birthplace of legendary rumberos. The groups name combines two words: Yoruba, the great southern motherland of African nations and cultures, and Andabo, which in the Carabalí language means friend, follower, or admirer.

Through their work, the group has imposed a distinctive hallmark, and even more challenging, they have found style in purity. The goal that drives the efforts of Yoruba Andabo is the libertarian incorporation of everything that surrounds, adorns, and approximates tradition, absent of vice or purist digressions.

No other group could have achieved such brilliance and cohesion in presenting this view of our singable and danceable physiognomy: chants, devotion, dance, and the beauty of life. Here hot, sensual rumba, guaguancó, toque de santo, song, Abakuá and Congolese chants, and communication with the dead converge. They signify the pieces of history of a country forged in a melting pot of races and encounters with other cultures.

via Yoruba Andabo – Rumba en La Habana con… Yoruba Andabo – Blue Sounds

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La rumba patrimonial

La madre Rumba, orgullo del folclor urbano en Cuba, tiene tres hijos: el yambú, el guaguancó y la columbia

En noviembre del pasado 2016, la UNESCO (Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura) declaró a la rumba cubana “Patrimonio Inmaterial de La Humanidad” reconocimiento que equivale a la ascensión a la cima de una montaña, no exenta de piedras y espinas, que desde el Siglo XIX viene remontando la rumba, la cubanísima expresión musical, nacida entre descendientes de esclavos, despreciada, repudiada, incomprendida, para después ser aplaudida en los mejores escenarios del mundo.

La madre Rumba, orgullo del folclor urbano en Cuba, tiene tres hijos: el yambú, el guaguancó y la columbia, algunos nacieron en el solar, otros en la campiña, pero todos fueron creciendo y fortaleciéndose venciendo el cansancio del machete y la guataca o el agotador trabajo de cargar decenas de sacos en los muelles de La Habana y Matanzas. Cuando los trabajadores exhaustos llegaban al solar o al caserío y se encontraban con sus mujeres o parejas rumberas, también exhaustas de la batea o cocinar cantinas, hacer trabajos domésticos, lo que sea para llevar comida a la mesa, la magia de la rumba se hacía presente y al sonar una tumbadora, o un cajón de madera, se armaba la rumba y aún quedaba estamina para exhibir habilidades y bailar hasta que el estropeado cuerpo se aliviara en el baño con un cubo de agua fría para caer en la cama, a asimilar el trago de ron y dormir profundamente hasta que, aún a oscuras, tener que volver a la labor.

via La rumba patrimonial

European Tour Update!

The famous Cuban group Yoruba Andabo Company, artistic leader in the  culture of African origin, began it’s European Tour Fall, which will run for several cities in the Old Continent.

This promotional effort is a collaboration between Fiebre Latina, Topoly International and LMA Productions.

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La célebre Compañía Yoruba Andabo, agrupación artística líder de la cultura cubana de origen africano, dio inicio a su Tour Europeo de Otoño, que se extenderá por varias ciudades del llamado Viejo Continente.

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Este empeño promocional es una colaboración entre Fiebre Latina, Topoly Internacional y LMA Producciones.

 

 

7 de septiembre, celebración de la Virgen de Regla o Yemayá – Vídeo en CiberCuba

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La Virgen de Regla, patrona del pueblo que lleva su nombre frente a la Bahía de La Habana y que viste toda de azul, se identifica con Yemayá, la dueña del mar. Con su veneración se funde casi todo el panteón Yoruba con la cristiandad en el sincretismo y la transculturación de lo africano y lo español, dando forma al mestizaje criollo en el que se basa la nacionalidad cubana.

Felicita Raúl a la UNEAC por su aniversario – Radio Reloj

En el Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, se desarrolló el espectáculo, que dedicado al cumpleaños 90 de Fidel, tuvo como hilo conductor poemas del primer presidente de la UNEAC, Nicolás Guillén.

Regalaron su arte, entre otros, el Coro y el Ballet Nacional de Cuba, la compañía Ecos, el Trío Lecuona, Yoruba Andabo y el Septeto Nacional.

via Felicita Raúl a la UNEAC por su aniversario – Radio Reloj

 

The Amazing Afro-Cuban Colors of Havana Come to Harlem – EBONY

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The Amazing Afro-Cuban Colors of Havana Come to Harlem

Bringing Cuba to New York is as easy as saying bienvenidos

BY #TEAMEBONY,

Models bring Cuban inspired culture and fashion to the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Models bring Cuban inspired culture and fashion to the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Dance Troupe Compañía de Danzas Tradicionales de Cuba JJ (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Dance Troupe Compañía de Danzas Tradicionales de Cuba JJ (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

The colorful presentation featured wardrobe from several fashion designers who hail from Cuba (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

The colorful presentation featured wardrobe from several fashion designers who hail from Cuba (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Models wait to take the stage at the HarlemMusicFest with a special salute to the Harlem/Havana Initiative (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Models wait to take the stage at the HarlemMusicFest with a special salute to the Harlem/Havana Initiative (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

New York radio personalites Imohotep Gary Byrd, Bob Slade, Bugsy, Lenny Green, and Debi B (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

New York radio personalites Imohotep Gary Byrd, Bob Slade, Bugsy, Lenny Green, and Debi B (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Afro-Cuban inspired dress hits the stage at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival  (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Afro-Cuban inspired dress hits the stage at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Renee Neuville (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Renee Neuville (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Designer Mariela Caridad (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Designer Mariela Caridad (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban jazz pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco performs at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Hakim Mutlaq)

Cuban jazz pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco performs at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Hakim Mutlaq)

The crowd enjoys the scenery at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

The crowd enjoys the scenery at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Eric Benet taking a selfie with a fan (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Eric Benet taking a selfie with a fan (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

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This month, representatives of Havana, Cuba came to Harlem, NY, to introduce the country’s rich tapestry of music, dance, art, and culture to audiences at the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival.

It was a first time initiative, led by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Charles Rangel, but planners hope it will become an annual event.

In these photos, styles by fashion designers like Mariela Caridad and others and music from artists including pianist Jorge Pacheco and dance by Compañía de Danzas Tradicionales de Cuba JJ helped to bring the atmosphere of Cuba to New York City during the Harlem Music Fest.



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Timbalaye: Rumba grande entre La Habana y Matanzas › Cultura › Granma – Órgano oficial del PCC

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El teatro América, a las 8:30 p.m., servirá de escenario para el homenaje a Benny Moré, en el aniversario 97 de su natalicio. Este concierto contará con la actuación de Mundito Gon­zález, Martha Anglada, Sixto El In­dio, el Conjunto Chapottín, Yoru­ba Andabo y el Grupo Folklórico de México Antorchas Campesinas, en­tre otros.

Yoruba Andabo is proud to announce its new director Didiel Armando Acosta Mitjans!

Didiel Mitjans Acosta was elected by Yoruba Andabo artists as the new director of the company, after the death of Master Geovani del Pino, founder director.

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, June 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yoruba Andabo welcomes its new director!
Percussionist and singer, Didiel Acosta Mitjans began his career at age 11 with the Cuban children’s group Pequeñas raíces de Aña. In high school he studied music theory and has been a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) since 2011.

Between 1999 and 2008 he was part of the group Los Ibeyes. He has participated as a percussionist in phonograms “The story of Chano Pozo” held in France, 2003 and in the version made by the EGREM in 2005. He performed in the show “The story of Chano Pozo” of the group Pequeñas raíces de Aña, which appeared in theaters in Havana, Venezuela, Denmark and France, and as a musician in Los Ibeyes, in important Cuban theaters such as the “America,” “ Mella, “Terry” and the “Karl Marx.”

In the middle of 2008, he joined the company Yoruba Andabo as the major solo percussionist and singer, providing synchronizing or backing vocals. At the end of 2012 he was promoted to musical director. With Yoruba Andabo, he has performed in theaters and various places national shows, at the Concert for Peace in Cubadisco Festival Drum, Tour of Cuba and Timbalaye International Festival.

In 2009, he was part of the show “Yoruba Andabo: Rumba in Havana,” which was presented at the Barbican Center (London) and in Colombia as well as in Belo Horizontes and Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2010.
In 2011, with the release of “Yoruba Andabo, The Spirit of the Rumba,” the same year led him to French Guiana, Guadeloupe, and the company was invited to the important Festival of Bergen (Norway) and Paris, jointly playing a concert with Iranian percussionists.

In 2011, Didiel participated in the recording of the album “Yoruba Andabo, The Spirit of the Rumba,” licensed by Bis Music. By continuing the same performance standards as musical director of the band on the album “Soy de la Tierra Brava,” the famed group was recently awarded the Cubadisco 2016 Award.

From 2011 to date, Didiel Acosta Mitjans has participated in dozens of concerts of Yoruba Andabo in Venezuela, Norway, France, Austria, French Guiana, Guadeloupe and the US. He has taught percussion workshops in academic and cultural institutions in Cuba, Europe and Latin America.

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YouTube Channel; Yoruba Andabo Official Page

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via Yoruba Andabo is proud to announce its new director Didiel Armando Acosta Mitjans!