Halsey to show works by Cuban artist Roberto Diago

He is one of Cuba’s most famous artists.



Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy, who usually goes by Roberto Diago, or simply Diago, makes paintings, sculptures, installations, mixed-media pieces and more. His work has been featured at two Venice art biennials, and he is represented in New York City by Magnan Metz Gallery.

And now Charleston-area residents and visitors will have a chance to see Diago’s work, which will be exhibited Jan. 19 through March 3. The show, called “La Historia Recordada,” will feature art, lectures and films. It runs concurrently with the College of Charleston’s campus-wide project called “Cuba en el Horizonte” (“Cuba on the Horizon”), an interdisciplinary project that includes art shows, movie screenings, lectures, courses, newly penned essays and performances.

via Halsey to show works by Cuban artist Roberto Diago | Features | postandcourier.com

Cuban Culture Day in Belgium Dedicated to Jazz


DSC_0290A (2)Brussels, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Culture Day in Belgium will be dedicated to jazz, a musical genre in which many musicians from the Caribbean nation have made relevant contributions.

Belgians, Latin Americans and Cubans will gather on Sunday in an event convened by the Cuban Embassy in Brussels, as part of the festivities that will last for two weeks in this country to show the variety and values of Cuban culture.

In a weekend dedicated to music, Saturday’s event was dedicated to rumba, a musical and dance genre that was included this year in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Cuban Ambassador to Belgium Norma Goicochea stated that rumba is an example of Cuba’s cultural wealth and traditional expressions, a rhythm that has been a legacy transmitted from generation to generation.

via Cuban Culture Day in Belgium Dedicated to Jazz

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.

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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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Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List

Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List
Paris, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expecting UNESCO to include ”rumba” in its list – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the issue, diplomatic sources said today.

According to the information provided to Prensa Latina by the Havana delegation at UNESCO, the event scheduled from November 28th to December 2nd in Ethiopia will decide on the inclusion of rumba as ‘a festive mixture of music and dance, and associated practices’.

UNESCO recognizes the value of rumba as an expressive style of music and dance that rests on forms of verbal communication (vocal singing and sounds) and non-verbal communication (gestures and body language).

Practiced in family circles, with neighbors and in communities in festive and religious events, rumba ‘mixes tradition and contemporaneity and promotes feelings of self-esteem and belonging among its practitioners,’ the text says.

‘It also brings together individuals of all sexes, social class, geographical origin or religious beliefs, reinforcing social cohesion, mutual respect and favoring harmonious relationships between individuals and communities.’

‘It highlights the diverse origin of rumba, with African, Spanish and African-Caribbean roots, which helps promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.’

The 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will begin in Addis Ababa in late November. It will analyze Cuba’s candidacy and other proposals from many countries.

via Cuba Aspires to Include Rumba at UNESCO Heritage List

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 !

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!
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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!
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11/20 Orisha Dance Chicago (Afro-Cuban dance and music) – World Fusion Chicago

Orisha Dance Chicago at Global Dance Party at Old Town School of Folk Music
An exhilarating night of Afro-Cuban dance and music! Founded in 2010, by Victor Alexander Director of a Ruth Page School of Dance and Daniel Lopez, Orisha Dance Chicago is committed to promoting Cuban dance and music throughout the Greater Chicago community.

via 11/20 Orisha Dance Chicago (Afro-Cuban dance and music) – World Fusion Chicago



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


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.