Future Classic: Yoruba Andabo “La Gozadera”


The first gem of this series is a group called Yoruba Andabo (Rough translation: Followers of the Yoruba Culture) who have been on the Cuban Music Scene for a while now and are important pioneers in popularizing Rumba rhythms. Rumba is an Afro-Cuban rhythm that’s been around for generations now was often considered a more traditional sound that the youth didn’t really interact with as much. Yoruba Andabo has changed that in Cuba, these days you can ask any 17 year-old if they have Yoruba Andabo on their mp3 and they’ll probably reply that they have every album. Don’t get me wrong they in no way altered the original rhythms to satisfy the younger crowds if anything I think it’s just the thriving energy and relevant lyrics that brought people of all ages to feel connected with their sound.

My favorite track right now is La Gozadera, which was the first piece my brother introduced me to. It honestly doesn’t matter where I am, what I’m doing or who I’m with, if you put on that track my heart automatically starts to follow the beating of the drums, the voices grip my guts, my hips are swaying and my body is taking shapes I never knew existed. You know how they say that real happiness comes after hard times, that’s exactly what this track feels like to me; the blazing sun after the storm. If you struggled in your life you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Be sure to search for more of their stuff online, it’s a little harder to encounter than most but well worth the effort.

via Future Classic: Yoruba Andabo “La Gozadera” | Music Is My Sanctuary

Festival of Cuban music and dance “Havana in Belgrade” brings the biggest names in Cuban music and dance scene. РТС :: Врели ритам Кубе стиже у Београд!

via РТС :: Врели ритам Кубе стиже у Београд!

For the sixth consecutive year, the Festival of Cuban music and dance “Havana in Belgrade” brings the biggest names in Cuban music and dance scene. During the four days of the festival, from 10 to 13 November, the Serbian capital will feel the spirit of Cuba through concerts, show-performances, dance workshops, parties. Boiling rhythms of Cuba is coming to Belgrade! This year’s edition of the festival “Havana en Belgrado”, which is held in the Student Cultural Centre, DKC “Majdan” and the Center for Urban Culture, will have two big concerts. Comes the best Cuban rumba band in the world “Yoruba Andaba”. With previous editions of the festival “Havana in Belgrade” Dance Dance Workshops program of the festival consists of workshops Cuban dances, during the two days of the festival, in several dance halls. This year will be workshops on dance and the band will play traditional Cuban music. It is a part of “Okilakua”, which comes from France and is led by singer Marta Galaraga, one of the greatest voices of the Cuban rumba. Their live performances are undisputed, show that watching and listening, top musicians and dancers in traditional costumes – the true spirit of Cuba on the scene. On the second day of the festival, the world-famous band that has existed for more than fifty years and has spawned the biggest names in Cuban music scene – “Elito Reve y Su CHARANGON”. Seventeen top musicians who live sound perfectly, bringing hot energy of the capital of Serbia. During the four days of the festival will be organized parties where the music will play a DJ Javier, DJ El Gato Volador, DJ Leo D’Kuba. For years, the “Havana in Belgrade” festival organized by a team of world champions of salsa “Havana Belgrado”, in terms of quality and energy is one of the best in Europe. This is evidenced by a large number of visitors from France, England, Polish, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Greece, Croatian, Montenegro. Not only are Cuban music and culture performances Belgrade, but also the city in the best light to present to all who come and spend four unforgettable days.

Yoruba Andabo announces the World launch of new album Soy de la Tierra Brava! — Yoruba Andabo | PRLog

Yoruba Andabo announces the World launch of new album Soy de la Tierra Brava!

The European tour of Yoruba Andabo in Europe begins in October! Lanzamiento Mundial de Nuevo albúm de Yoruba Andabo. Yoruba Andabo en Europa desde el octubre !

Yoruba Andabo European Tour 2016
MONTREAL, Quebec – Oct. 11, 2016 – PRLog — Yoruba Andabo is proud to announce to its fans and supporters, the release of “Soy de la Tierra Brava.” The new album had previously received a Cubadisco award. Please visit Cubamusic.com to download and prepare to rumba! … http: //www.cubamusic.com/Store/Album/07000340/yoruba-andabo/soy-de-la-tierra-brava

The tour of Yoruba Andabo in Europe will be from the 20th of October to the 27th of November, 2016. The European Tour Fall is being produced by Fiebre Latina and Topoly International. We will publish the program and details soon!

Let’s get ready to receive these giants in Europe… a music group that is a folk legend… Yoruba Andabo! Drummers, singers and dancers of this phenomenal group will make us truly know what the rumba is! In Europe for 2 weeks, they will perform with their amazing show in addition to lectures and classes in the most important festivals


Info & Booking: fiebrelatinaeventos@gmail.com

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Yoruba Andabo is going to Europe!

Get Ready #Europe !!! #YorubaAndabo #RumbaConAmor#SoydelaTierraBrava Diallo Sumbry Orazio Arabia #WarsawSalsaFestivalYoruba Andabo live at El Sol Warsaw Salsa Festival 2016 #HelsinkiSalsa#Madrid #Belgrado #Roma #Barcelona #France #Italy #Paris #Poland#Cuba #Rumba #Serbia #Finland

Cultura Afro-Cubana/Rumba/Santeria/Patrimonio Artistico de Cuba.
Todo esto es la leyendaria compania Yoruba Andabo!
Info & Booking: fiebrelatinaeventos@gmail.com


La rumba es identidad, la rumba es Tradicion, la Rumba es alma, la rumba es cultura!
La Rumba es Cuba!
Quien no tiene cultura y no tiene tradicion no tiene alma..
Vamos a repartir Rumba, Tradicion, Patrimonio, Cultura y Alegria por toda Europa en meno de un mes!
Yoruba Andabo Tour Europa 20 Oct/ 20 Nov. 2016!
Info & Booking: fiebrelatinaeventos@gmail.com

Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed : Alt.Latino : NPR

“Go before it changes!”

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that charge since the thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which has prompted so many people to visit the island nation.

No doubt there will be quite a few changes in the coming years, especially economic ones. How it will all shake out is anyone’s guess. But what hasn’t changed is the close relationship that exists between the music of our two countries, which goes back at least to the 19th century. Spanish speakers use the phrase primos hermanos to refer to the relationship between familial first cousins, and that seems an appropriate description for the give-and-take that has been going on between the U.S. and Cuba, too.

via Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed : Alt.Latino : NPR

Yoruba Andabo: Congratulates the first winner of the DVD contest!

Dear Verónica,

Congratulations on being the first winner of the DVD contest. Kindest regards from artists and direction of Yoruba Andabo.


José Luis Lobato


Company Yoruba Andabo

Buenas tardes Verónica,

La felicitamos por ser la primera ganadora del Concurso. Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de los artistas y la dirección de Yoruba Andabo.



José Luis Lobato


Compañía Yoruba Andabo

A Short Bio on our Winner:

Veronica is an Acupuncturist, practising in Greater Los Angeles. A healer, health enthusiast, and animal lover! You’ll find her creative side at @nickyv_ace. Instagram accounts:@thehealingwell @nickyv_ace. “Writer, Artist, Poet” Facebook:nickyv.ace.7@facebook.com Love classic, cool & vintage Original photos & artwork will be watermarked.

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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.



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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Rumberos de siete provincias se dan cita en Camagüey



Camagüey, 8 jun.- Agrupaciones de siete provincias asistirán al II Rumbatéate, evento previsto del 9 al 12 próximos en la ciudad de Camagüey, y concerniente a la rumba, declarada Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación.

En la cita participarán Los Muñequitos de Matanzas -conjunto insigne del referido género-, Silvina Fabars, Premio Nacional de Danza 2014 e integrante del Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba, Yoruba Andabo, de La Habana, Obbatuké, de Santiago de Cuba, y Rumbatá, de Camagüey.

via Rumberos de siete provincias se dan cita en Camagüey

Celebran en La Habana evento Repensar la danza folclórica

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A la cita camagüeyana se espera la asistencia, entre otros, de Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Silvina Fabars, Premio Nacional de Danza e integrante del Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba, el grupo Yoruba Andabo, de La Habana; y Ovvatuké, de Santiago de Cuba. Desde este JUEVES y hasta el próximo domingo, sesionará en Camagüey, II encuentro Rumbatéate, dedicado a la rumba como Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación.

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