7 de septiembre, celebración de la Virgen de Regla o Yemayá – Vídeo en CiberCuba

https://www.cibercuba.com/videos/religion/2016-09-07-u74-7-de-septiembre-celebracion-de-la-virgen-de-regla-o-yemaya

La Virgen de Regla, patrona del pueblo que lleva su nombre frente a la Bahía de La Habana y que viste toda de azul, se identifica con Yemayá, la dueña del mar. Con su veneración se funde casi todo el panteón Yoruba con la cristiandad en el sincretismo y la transculturación de lo africano y lo español, dando forma al mestizaje criollo en el que se basa la nacionalidad cubana.

Back in Havana, as the man says “Chilling!” Thank you Caracas!

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We went to Caracas, renewed and made new friendships, chanted and performed for our fans and supporters! The proof….!!!

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A great big thank you to our fans and supporters who made this possible!

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Historical tour of Yoruba Andabo in the U.S.A postponed to January 2016

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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.

Respectfully yours

Geovanni Del Pino – General Director

Jose Luis Lobato – Manager and Producer

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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.

Respetuosamente tuyo

Geovanni Del Pino – Director General

José Luis Lobato – Director y Productor

Yoruba Andabo en el Teatro Artime en Miami! Corre la noticia!

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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.

The spirit of Santerí­a dances on: Courtesy of and by Tony Montague

The spirit of Santerí­a dances on
by Tony Montague

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When members of Yoruba Andabo perform the rumba gua ­guanc, you can expect feathers to fly. The ritualistic Afro-Cuban dance represents the courtship of a rooster and a hen. To intricate drum rhythms and call-and-response chants, the male performer attempts to catch his partner off guard touching her crotch with the flick of a handkerchief or thrusting his limbs and pelvis at her provocatively while the female symbolically protects herself with hand or skirt.

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“The guaguanc is the most popular form of rumba, which was created in the ports of Matanzas and Havana, where most of us come from,” says Matí­as Geovani del Pino Rodrí­guez, singer, director, and cofounder of the 15-piece Yoruba Andabo ensemble. “It has always been an important part of what we do. The company started out in 1961 as Guaguanc Marí­timo Portuario a group of dockworkers who got together to perform at a labour festival.

“But our interest was not only in rumba,” continues Rodrí­guez. “We wanted to celebrate all aspects of our Afro-Cuban heritage, which is rich and complex. When the slaves were shipped across the Atlantic, all they took with them was their music, their dance, and their religious beliefs. They maintained these traditions through centuries of repression by concealing their activities, often in ingenious ways. Since the [1959 Cuban] revolution, Afro-Cuban culture has come out in the open, and is now experiencing a major revival.”

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At the heart of the mesmerizing spectacle that Yoruba Andabo  presents is the dance and music of Santerí­a, a religion rooted in West Africa, and among the Yoruba people of Nigeria in particular. Its initiates venerate orishas (or santos), spirits similar to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece. In Cuba, the slaves fused these orishas with Catholic saints, in whose name and image they could be worshipped. Sometimes genders were crossed: Chang & the orisha of manhood, fire, thunder, and lightning was equated with St. Barbara, probably because, like hers, his emblematic colours are red and white.

“All of the orishas have their own colour, dress, and symbols as well as their own ritual dance, chant, and toqué [rhythm],” Rodrí­guez explains. “We present the most important deities: Elegguá, Oggún, Ochún, Yemayá, Babalú, Chang, and Obbatalá. The dancers perform solo, and express the particular qualities of each orisha. Their movements are based on tradition, though these are not precisely choreographed the dancer follows the rhythms played by the drummers, who in turn follow the chant of the leader and chorus.”

The company Yoruba Andabo has a long-standing link with the arts scene in Canada. In 1993, it earned a Juno for contributing to jazz saxophonist Jane Bunnett’s Spirits of Havana.

“We are travelling all over the world, and keeping our Afro-Cuban arts and culture alive,” says Rodrí­guez. “This is why we are called Yoruba Andabo, because in the Carabalí­ language [of Nigeria], andabo means ‘a friend or admirer,’ and we are all friends and loyal followers of the Yoruban religion. It sustains us, just as it sustained our ancestors.”

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The meaning of Yoruba Andabo (Courtesy of Ayvamusica.com)

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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…”
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Yoruba Andabo en el Alameda

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.

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Yoruba Andabo is a Cuban band and a company of 16 singers talented percussionists and dancers performing music of West Africa sacred original preserved as interpreted locally, after being taken there by slaves in the late 16th century group takes its name from two African words loosely translated as “the friends and followers of Yoruba land and culture.”

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The Company has its genesis in the docks of Havana in 1961, when a group of workers gathered at parties and union artistic events. They gave rise to Guaguancó Maritime Port, whole, in 1985, he began a professional career with the name of Yoruba Andabo.
From that moment, he offered his art in various activities of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) He worked with the record label EGREM, initiated by the composer and singer Pablo Milanes, and shared the stage with folk singer Merceditas Valdes.
Currently, the company integrated 16 artists, singers, drummers and dancers. The cast grown dissimilar genres that make up the African roots of Cuban culture and include losciclos Congo, Yoruba, Abakuá and called the rumba, with its traditional rhythms, especially yambú, guaguancó and Columbia, but also They include elements of fusion with other musical genres, creating contemporary sounds and voices.
Several Andabo Yoruba artists unfold as teachers and teach master classes and workshops in singing, dancing and drumming. Motivates them wide repertoire interwoven with unique choreographies that grows each year of deep and thorough manner.

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discography Yoruba Andabo exceeds twenty titles, many of which have won awards nationally and internationally.
He conquered a Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of the American Grammy Award nominations from the Academy of Music Spain and a shared and two nominations for the Latin Grammy.
Andabo Yoruba art has been appreciated by audiences of important places and scenes from Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Geneva, Paris, London and the famed Carnegie Hall in New York.

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The Company had its genesis in the docks of the port of Havana in 1961, when workers gathered at trade union parties and artistic events. This brought about the emergence of the Guaguancó Marítimo Portuario ensemble that in 1985 began its professional work under the name Yoruba Andabo. From that moment on, the music group has been performing at different activities organized by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC). Yoruba Andabo has worked with the Cuban record label EGREM, at the initiative of the composer and singer Pablo Milanes, and shared the stage with folk singer Merceditas Valdes.

The Company is currently composed of 16 artists including singers, percussionists anddancers. Yoruba Andabo cultivates distinct musical genres from the Africanroots of Cuban culture that includes Congo, Yoruba, Abakuá cycles and the so calledcomplex call of the Rumba with its traditional rhythms, especially the Yambú, Guaguancó and Columbia rhythms. There are also crossover elements of fusion with other musical genres, thus creating contemporary voices and sounds.

The skilled artists from the Company are professional and accredited instructors and offer master classes, lectures and workshops on singing, dance and percussion. They are motivated by a wide ranging musical repertoire interwoven with unique and exceptional choreographies  which year after year grows in a profound and meticulous way.

Yoruba Andabo’s art has been appreciated by audiences at many well known public places and theaters around the world.  From Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Geneva, Paris, and London, Yoruba Andabo has even sold out and performed at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Yoruba Andabo es una banda cubana y una compañía de 16 cantantes talentosos percusionistas y bailarines, interpretando música de África Occidental sagrado original, conservado como se ha interpretado de forma local, después de haber sido llevado allí por los esclavos a finales del siglo 16. El conjunto toma su nombre de dos palabras africanas traducido libremente como “los amigos y seguidores de las tierras y la cultura Yoruba.”

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La Compañía tiene su génesis en los muelles del puerto de La Habana, en 1961, cuando un grupo de trabajadores se reunía en fiestas y eventos artísticos sindicales. Ellos dieron origen al Guaguancó Marítimo Portuario, conjunto que, en 1985, inició una labor profesional con el nombre de Yoruba Andabo.
A partir de ese momento, ofreció su arte en diversas actividades de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC), trabajó con la firma discográfica EGREM, por iniciativa del compositor y cantante Pablo Milanés, y compartió la escena con la cantante folclórica Merceditas Valdés.
Actualmente, integran la compañía 16 artistas, entre cantantes, percusionistas y bailarines. El elenco cultiva los disímiles géneros musicales que conforman las raíces africanas de la cultura cubana y que incluyen losciclos Congo, Yoruba, Abakuá y el llamado complejo de la rumba, con sus tradicionales ritmos, especialmente el yambú, el guaguancó y la columbia, pero también incluyen elementos de fusión con otros géneros musicales,creando voces y sonidos contemporáneos.
Varios artistas de Yoruba Andabo se desdoblan como maestros e imparten clases magistrales y talleres de canto, danza y percusión. Les motiva el amplio repertorio musical imbricado con singulares coreografías que crece cada año de manera profunda y minuciosa.
La discografía de Yoruba Andabo supera la veintena de títulos, muchos de ellos premiados nacional e internacionalmente.
Conquistó un premio Juno, equivalente canadiense de los Grammy norteamericanos, nominaciones a los premios de la Academia de la Música de España y un premio compartido y dos nominaciones a los Grammy Latinos.
El arte de Yoruba Andabo ha sido apreciado por públicos de importantes plazas y escenarios de Canadá, Brasil, el Caribe, Colombia, España, México, Ginebra, París, Londres y en el afamado Carnegie Hall de la ciudad de Nueva York.

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