En Camagüey también se goza la rumba
“Esta última agrupación estará presente en el Festival Nacional Rumbatéate, junto a valiosos exponentes nacionales del género como Yoruba Andabo….”
La segunda edición del Festival Nacional Rumbatéate se celebrará en esta provincia entre el 9 y el 12 de junio
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6 de junio de 2016 21:06:58
CAMAGÜEY.—Una docena de agrupaciones músico-danzarias y personalidades cultivadoras de la rumba coincidirán en esta ciudad, entre el 9 y el 12 de junio, para participar en la segunda edición del Festival Nacional Rumbatéate, auspiciado por la Dirección Provincial de Cultura y el Centro Provincial de la Música.
Wilmer Ferrán, presidente del comité organizador, explicó que se trata de una hermosa fiesta con la rumba como hilo conductor, esta vez dedicada a Candita Batista, la vedette negra de Cuba, recientemente fallecida, y a Amado Dedeus Hernández, director de Clave y Guaguancó.
Al frente desde hace 20 años del grupo camagüeyano Rumbatá, Ferrán comentó que es esta también una manera de reverenciar a un género genuinamente popular.
Para intercambiar experiencias, ofrecer conversatorios o impartir talleres, están invitados a la cita, entre otros, el propio Amado Dedeus, el músico Joaquín Betancourt, la primera bailarina del Conjunto Folclórico Nacional Silvina Fabars y Rafael Navarro “El Niño Pujada”, cantante de los Muñequitos de Matanzas.
Esta última agrupación estará presente en el Festival Nacional Rumbatéate, junto a valiosos exponentes nacionales del género como Yoruba Andabo, de La Habana; Rumbávila, de Ciego de Ávila; Abbo Aché, de Villa Clara; Ochareo, de Cienfuegos; y Obbatuké, de Santiago de Cuba.
Por los anfitriones, además de Rumbatá, compartirán los escenarios de la Plaza de los Trabajadores y la Plaza de San Juan de Dios el Ballet Folclórico de Camagüey, las compañías Camagua y Maraguán, el grupo Los de Leonel, de Nuevitas, y el conjunto Arlequín, de la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de Camagüey.
Parte misma de la identidad cultural del cubano, la fiesta rumbera ya próxima a comenzar dejará calientes las pistas bailables y los corazones, como excelente antesala de los festejos del San Juan Camagüeyano, a transcurrir en esta ciudad entre el 24 y el 30 de junio.
YORUBA ANDABO ganó el Premio Cubadisco 2016 como Mejor álbum de música afrocubana
Noticia de Última Hora / Newsflash: YORUBA ANDABO won the 2016 Cubadisco Award as Best album of Afro-Cuban music.
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HAVANA, Cuba – May 19, 2016 – PRLog — YORUBA ANDABO !! Just won the Cubadisco Award in the category of ‘Afro-Cuban Music’ with the new recording “Land of the Brave”. Today, Wednesday afternoon, Geovani del Pino, as Musical Producer of the Work, will receive the prize at the ceremony at the Tropicana (Havana) .. !!!
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YORUBA ANDABO !! Acaba de ganar el Premio Cubadisco 2016 en la categoria de ‘Musica Afrocubana’ con la nueva grabación ´´Soy de la Tierra Brava´. Hoy, miércoles por la tarde, Geovani del Pino, como Productor Musical de la Obra, recibirá el Premio en la ceremonia de la Tropicana (La Habana)..!!!
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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.
We went to Caracas, renewed and made new friendships, chanted and performed for our fans and supporters! The proof….!!!
A great big thank you to our fans and supporters who made this possible!
YORUBA ANDABO llegó a Caracas (6 al 8 de noviembre)
Viernes 6/ VENETUR/Salón Anauco
Sábado 7/VENETUR/Salón Bicentenario
Domingo 8 /Teatro La Caridad
Producción PB Eventos/ Fondo Cultural del ALBA
YORUBA ANDABO arrived in Caracas (6 to 8 November)
Friday 6 / VENETUR / Lounge Anauco
Saturday 7 / VENETUR / Lounge Bicentennial
Sunday 8 / Teatro La Caridad
Production Events PB / ALBA Cultural Fund
RUMBA EN CARACAS
Viernes 6 de noviembre, 10pm
Producción Fiver Star y PB Eventos
RUMBA IN CARACAS
Hall Anauco / VENETUR
Friday, November 6, 10pm
Fiver Star and PB Eventos Productions
MUSICAS Y DANZAS AFROCUBANAS
Sábado 7 de noviembre, 6pm
Producción PB Eventos
Afro-Cuban music and dance
Bicentennial Hall / VENETUR
Saturday, November 7, 6pm
PB Eventos Productions
MUSICAS Y DANZAS AFROCUBANAS
Producción PB Eventos
Afro-Cuban music and dance
PB Eventos Productions
RUMBA EN EL ALAMEDA
Producción PB Eventos
RUMBA IN ALAMEDA
PB Eventos Productions
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Yoruba Andabo wishes to apologize to all its friends and public in the United States for postponing the tour scheduled for this November, for reasons beyond the control of the company, the involved institutions, and the organizers and promoters; The Yoruba Cuba Association, The Adinkra Group, and The Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation.
A delay in the processing of our visas prevented us from bringing the best of our art to you. We regret any inconvenience caused.
All of the involved parties are working very hard to schedule the presentations and workshops for January 2016 and to fulfill our commitment established with the people of the United States.
We are very grateful for your understanding and never ending support, and we await you without fail in January.
Geovanni Del Pino – General Director
Jose Luis Lobato – Manager and Producer
Yoruba Andabo desea pedir disculpas a todos sus amigos y público en los Estados Unidos para posponer la gira prevista para este mes de noviembre, por razones ajenas a la voluntad de la empresa, las instituciones involucradas, y los organizadores y promotores; La Asociación Yoruba Cuba, El Grupo Adinkra y La Fundación Cultural Arts Asase Yaa.
Un retraso en la tramitación de los visados nos impidió traer lo mejor de nuestro arte para usted. Lamentamos cualquier inconveniente causado.
Todas las partes involucradas están trabajando muy duro para programar las presentaciones y talleres para enero de 2016 y para cumplir con nuestro compromiso establecido con el pueblo de los Estados Unidos.
Estamos muy agradecidos por su comprensión y apoyo sin fin, y les esperamos sin falta en enero.
Geovanni Del Pino – Director General
José Luis Lobato – Director y Productor
Courtesy of Prensa Latina
Founded in 1961, Yoruba Andabo enjoys a special rapport on and off the island, as is a true example of authenticity and versatility to take on folk and popular traditions, from the great diversity of Cuban culture.
With a hallmark, the cast grown dissimilar genres that make up the African roots on the island as the Congo, Yoruba, Abakuá and called Rumba complex, with its traditional rhythms, especially yambú cycles, guaguancó and columbia, creating contemporary sounds and voices.
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Rumba group Yoruba Andabo celebrates 30 years with new release in 2015
by: Rafael Lim
Rumba, which was born long ago in slave barracks, cane field settlements and urban tenements, is heard today in the world’s most prestigious venues, such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Rumba does not go out of style and the Cuban genre is now experiencing its greatest popularity, an explosion no less surprising than the group Yoruba Andabo.
Yoruba Andabo was featured as a special guest on the discs La rumba soy yo (2001 Latin Grammy) and Tremenda rumba, by Maracas y Nueva Visión, nominated for a Grammy in 2003
Many of the group’s tracks have made the hit parade charts of Cuban radio, not to mention Cuban stages, especially La gozadera, with the powerful earthy voice of lead singer, or akpwón, Ronald González, backed up in the choruses by Jorge Luis Hernández.
Yoruba Andabo holds a peña (a short, informal concert) every Sunday at the Galiano Casa de la Música, whiich is always filled to capacity, well before it begins at 5:00 pm. Group leader Geovani del Pino has attracted rumba as well as salsa lovers, and is now preparing a Saturday afternoon peña at the Las Vegas cabaret.
“It’s like a fever,” an international visitor tells me, “The fury for rumba in Cuba is amazing.” A great number of tourists are intent upon seeing a performance of the genre, considering it a kind of musical reflection of the country.
Traditional or folkloric music has often been viewed as “museum” music, reserved for specific events, but visitors want to know Cuba’s most authentic, original music.
Yoruba Andabo’s producer tells me that the Cuban label Bis Music will release the groups new disc, Cántalo y báilalo como yo, while Del Pino recalls that the group made a huge splash at New York City’s music mecca, Carnegie Hall, November 30, 2012.
Tickets were selling for $300, three months before the concert, which was the first by a Cuban rumba group at such a prestigious venue, and the spectacle was expected to be of the highest level.
“We performed Yoruba music and rumba. We prepared the “Orishas de la rumba” segment, in which we performed batá with Iyesá. We included Guaguancó, Columbia, Yambú and Conga. As a special we offered a rumba version of El necio by the singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez who had sung this song at the Manhattan theater.”
Yoruba Andabo arrived at Carnegie Hall as part of the Festival of Latin American Voices, along with Cuban musicians Chucho Valdés, Aldo López Gavilán and Dayami González.
The group recently performed in London’s Barbican Centre, during the Nations Dance/ Cuba50 Festival, in which the renowned Cuban bands Orquestra Aragón and Los Van Van also participated.
Yoruba is the name of an extensive area in West Africa, and Andabo, in the Carabalí language means friend, follower or admirer, reflecting the rumberos aspiration to be something like the followers of Yoruba culture.
The group was born on the docks of Havana Bay in 1961, when a group of workers got together to create the Maritime Port Guaguancó. In 1985, they took the name Yoruba Andabo and began their professional work performing during the Peña del Ambia (Eloy Machado) at the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC).
Ten years later, during the height of the Cuban salsa boom, they became the Yoruba Andabo Folkloric Company, composed of 17 singers, percussionists and dancers. They cultivated different genres of rumba, both secular and religious, with a rich, broad repertory including a Congo cycle, a broader Yoruba and Abakuá one, as well as rumba based on the most traditional rhythms such as Bambú, Guaguancó and Columbia.
Its music is enriched with carefully studied and executed choreographies, which incorporate Cuba’s longstanding Carnival conga tradition.
Yoruba Andabo has performed across the country and around the world, at renowned venues such as Colombia’s Teatro Colón; Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; and Aaron David Hall in New York; and has shared the stage with Tata Güines, Pablo Milanés, the Buena Vista Social Club, Chucho Valdés, Joe Arroyo, Lázaro Ross, Gonzalito Rubalcaba, Grupo Olodum, Niche, Diablos Danzantes de Oaxaca, Maracas, Celeste Mendoza and Cuba’s National Symphony Orchestra.
Yoruba Andabo was featured as a special guest on the discs La rumba soy yo (2001 Latin Grammy) and Tremenda rumba, by Maracas y Nueva Visión, nominated for a Grammy in 2003.
In 2006, the group received two nominations from the Academy of Traditional Music, in the Best Album and Best Audiovisual categories, for its CD-DVD Rumba en La Habana… con Yoruba Andabo, which was also nominated for Cubadisco 2006 awards.
This year, the group is making plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary, September 24, looking to a bright future for rumba which was declared a component of Cuba’s Intangible National Heritage in 2012, and continues to influence a variety of other genres including salsa and timba.
Read review and buy CD Yoruba Andabo: El Callejon de los Rumberos here
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This name is nothing more than the conjugation of two words from African dialects. Yoruba is the name given to an extensive territory in southern Africa, inhabited by several nations and consequently their cultures. The word Andabo, in Carabalí language, means: friend, follower, admirer. Therefore, “Yoruba Andabo”, seeks to be something like “the friends, the admirers and followers of the yoruba lands and their cultures.”
This group had its genesis in the Havana Docks where, in 1961, a group of workers met and created what was known then as “Guaguancó Marítimo Portuario.” When they became professional, the group was re-baptized “YORUBA ANDABO” when, in 1986, they started working in a series of activities for and with the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC). These activities were organized by Cuban poet Eloy “The Ambia” Machado, who put the group in contact with singer and composer Pablo Milanés, who invited them to participate in the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the record company EGREM. From that moment on they started carrying out important work with folk singer Merceditas Valdés. In 1994, as they stepped into a new working stage, they adopted the name Folkloric Company YORUBA ANDABO.
The company is made up of seventeen artists, including singers, percussionists and dancers, and professionally performs the most important genres of both religious and profane music within the Africans roots of Cuban culture. This work includes:
• Congo Cycle where they do the three types of Palo, Makuta and Yuca singing, with instruments such as the Mula, Cachimbo and Caja drums, including the use of the Catá and the Aggogo.
• Yoruba Cycle ranging from singings and prayers, working with the Bata drums orchestra and the Chequeré, to the profane type of “Bembé” or “Güiro”, all of them with the Oricha dances such as: Elegguá, Oggún, Obbatalá, Yemayá, Babalú, Changó and Oyá.
• Abakuá Cycle including the liturgical singing and prayers, with the complex execution of the Tankomo drums and the colorful dances of the Iremes or “little devils”, symbolizing the spirit of the dead.
• The Rumba Cycle with this cycle YORUBA ANDABO specializes in rescuing the traditional rhythms as the Yambú, the Guaguancó, and the Columbia, performing them with the original instruments.
The company also offers workshops and seminars on Folkloric Percussion, Folk Dances and singing, Popular Percussion and Popular Dances. These educational activities are carried out by well known specialists who are members of our staff.
YORUBA ANDABO has performed on important national and international stages, such as the Mella, Karl Marx, América, Amadeo Roldán and Nacional Theaters; and the Tropicana, Capri, Parisién and Copa Room Night Clubs in Cuba, the Colón Theater in Colombia, the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, ad the Aaron David Hall in New York City; they have participated in such important events as the Rumba Festivals, The Percussion Festivals (PERCUBA) and Golden Boleros in the island, the World of Music and Dance (WOMAD) in Canada, The International Arts Festival of Costa Rica, and the 15th Annual Expression International Festival in the United States, in the Tajin Summit 2001 Festival in Veracruz and in the 8th International Afro Caribbean Festival. They have also shared stages with personalities as Tata Güines, Pablo Milanés, Puntillita, Joe Arroyo, Celeste Mendoza, National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Leo Brower, Lázaro Ros, Gonzalito Rubalcava and the Niche Band, Olodum Group, Oaxaca´s Dancing Devils, among others. Yoruba Andabo won the Latin Grammy Award in 2001, in the Folkloric Music Category, for its participation in the CD “La Rumba Soy Yo”, and was finalist at Latin Grammy Award in 2006, in the Folkloric Music Category, for its participation in the CD “Rumba en La Habana con…”
From the Venezuelan newspaper “Today Venezuela”
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The spirit of the rumba is the name of the show today at 5:00 pm, will present the Cuban group Yoruba Andabo in the Alameda Theater, located in the parish of St. Augustine.
This will be the third concert offered by the group, since his arrival in Venezuela last July 23 for the second time this year. The first of the presentations was in the state Yaracuy, where they released to the Venezuelan people, a rumba-time version of the song popularized by Ruben Blades, Maria Lionza.
The second presentation took place in the mountains of Sorte, there they sang the theme that will be contained in the next album from this company born 30 years ago to the goddess. “It was a very beautiful thing in the magic and atmosphere that was created who welcomed us and explained that this (Maria Lionza) is a representation of one of the goddesses of Afro-Cuban mythology, the goddess Oshun,” said manager Company and producer Jose Lobato, in an interview with CCS City.
About his upcoming show at the Alameda Theatre, Lobato said the entire group is very excited and with great expectations after a tour of the parish of St. Augustine.
“There is a wonderful atmosphere, the audience knows the work of Yoruba Andabo long and joyfully await us,” he said.
Within the repertoire will present the items on his latest album, also titled The Spirit of the rumba and “one box with the Yoruba Orishas African Pantheon”, the Congo and Abacuá.
The manager also said on Sunday presented his show, this time in the Juan Bautista Plaza Room of the National Library at 2:00 pm.
Andabo Yoruba consists of six musicians, five percussionists and two dancing couples onstage ranging from 19 to 77 years old, spreading the congo beats, Abacuá and rumba, with the dances that make up the Cuban popular expressions.
In this regard, he said Lobato defend their culture is one of the most important work they do as a group. “The defense of the identity of the Americas by promoting respect for indigenous values, does not mean they are static, in contrast, continue to evolve with new rhythms, with a new approach, but always letting us know where we come” , he said.
Yoruba Andabo has presented its show at important venues in countries like France, the United States, among others.