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.

Cordially,

José Luis Lobato

Manager

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.

 

Cordialmente,

José Luis Lobato

Manager

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.

 Nurture By Nature Acupuncture

Owner and Licensed Acupuncturist · Los Angeles, California www.nurturebynatureacupuncture.com

https://www.facebook.com/polepixie

 

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Old Havana or old Havana? – Havana Times.org

HAVANA TIMES — Many foreigners long to visit Old Havana and the majority of Cubans do as well. Every year, millions of tourists walk along its cobblestones, enjoying the best attractions, hotels and attractions the city has to offer. This is the Havana we find in guide books, on websites, labelled “exotic, interesting”: a place you have to go to at least once in your life. This is Old Havana, the beautiful Havana.

Founded in 1519 and baptized San Cristobal de La Habana in honor of Havana’s patron saint, the city owes its name to the chief Habaguanex who controlled the area in the years leading up to its colonization. Today, it is our capital and the most populated city in Cuba and the Caribbean islands as it has 2,125,320 inhabitants (2015).

It’s history is as old as its architecture.

via Old Havana or old Havana? – Havana Times.org

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.

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

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.

Yoruba Andabo en Cuba Music – iTunes – Amazon – Spotify:

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Google+ Yoruba Andabo Official Page

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YouTube Channel; Yoruba Andabo Official Page

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http://www.cubamusic.com/…/yoruba…/rumba-con-amor-mini-album
http://itunes.apple.com/…/el-espiritu-de-la-ru…/id967666081

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

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

via 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.

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.

via Celebran en La Habana evento Repensar la danza folclórica

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.

 

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

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

Autor: Miguel Febles Hernández | internet@granma.cu
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.

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