Africa in the Americas: Tour Group Explores Cuba’s African Roots – NBC News

 

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When the United States and Cuba first announced plans to restore diplomatic relations two years ago, Kasara E. Davidson says she and her business partner “hit the ground running” and used their combined 20 years of experience with the island to start Diaspora Enterprise Solutions (DiasporaES).

“It was an opportunity for us to learn Cuba even more and an opportunity for us to share what we know about Cuba with others,” said Davidson, who is the company’s co-owner and managing director.

The East Coast based business creates professional, educational and cultural programs for individuals, groups and organizations in cities around the world.

Since its founding about a year and a half ago, DiasporaES has focused mainly on Cuba— successfully taking several groups to the island under several of 12 permitted categories that have made it easier for more Americans to travel there.

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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!

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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 !

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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

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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.

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07/17 | Batá and Rumba Drumming (Cuba) Concert w/Contemporary Music Project

An afternoon of Cuban style drumming from the Contemporary Music Project.  Learn more about these unique styles, and feel like you are being transported to Cuba.Batá are the most sacred drums of the Lucumí — the Yoruba people in Cuba. Their rhythms invoke the melodies and harmonies of a lost and distant world. When played with their many songs, the batá are a musical bridge to a universe where rhythms speak words and the drum is the voice of a god.Rumba drumming is the key to the Cuban soul, the voice of the street, and a celebration in song, dance, and drum. It is the newspaper, a way of spreading knowledge, a form of social resistance, and a comment on daily life. Its driving rhythms and lilting songs ring with the spirit of the island.Contemporary Music Project’s director Don Skoog is a musician, teacher, and writer who lives in Oak Park.  He gigs on drumset, Latin percussion, Marimba, and Flamenco cajon. He founded the Project in 1982, and has traveled to Cuba numerous times.

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Rhythm in Your Blood: Meet the Young Artists Keeping Cuba’s Traditional Music Alive | Pitchfork

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The seed of all Cuban music can be found in rumba, a combination of textures that interlock and play out through polyrhythmic percussion, dance, and song. The distinct sound, anchored by clave sticks, a wooden cylindrical hi-hat of sorts called the catá, and a trio of conga drums of different pitches, has not only molded genres within the country but also fanned out worldwide to touch everything from jazz, to disco, to funk. To rumberos—Cuban street drummers—rumba is as all-encompassing as life itself.

“It’s an expression of Cuban style,” says Geovani del Pino, the 73-year-old director of Yoruba Andabo, the Latin Grammy-winning 15-piece band that has been fundamental in representing rumba internationally. “I don’t think that someone who calls themselves Cuban feels a conga without his feet moving.”

Although considered to be secular music, rumba retains a significant overlap with elements of Afro-Cuban religions such as Santeria, Palo, and Abukuá, born from traditions and rituals brought over by slaves on ships from Africa centuries ago. And similarly to spoken language, rumba doesn’t stand still. It evolves, reflecting moments through time as it progresses. More traditional musicians stay closer to its form and ritualistic uses, leaving younger artists to experiment, twist, and pull the rhythms.

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.

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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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Adelante – Rumbatéate: telegrafía sin hilo de la música cubana (+Galería)

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La Plaza de los Trabajadores se reserva para la tarde rumbera, viernes y sábado desde las 4:00 p.m.; y la Plaza de San Juan de Dios, para las descargas, hoy a partir de las 9:00 p.m., y mañana, media hora antes.

Rumbatéate concluirá el 12 de junio con el Rumbón Sagrado, de 3:00 p.m. a 11:00 p.m. en el Club universitario El Bosque, con la participación de las agrupaciones invitadas Ochareo (Cienfuegos), Rumbávila (Ciego de Ávila), Abbó Aché (Santa Clara), Muñequitos de Matanzas, Yoruba Andabo (La Habana) y Rumbatá.

 

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En Camagüey también se goza la rumba › Cultura › Granma – Órgano oficial del PCC

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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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.

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