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artist: Artists Bira Montaña

  • program October 13, 2016

    Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking

    Matanzas, Cuba has long been regarded as the source (la fuente) of many rich Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions. These ceremonial and secular Afro-Cuban musics are, for the most part, alive and well, and being documented for the first time by Matanceros … Read more »

  • feature March 24, 2016

    Video Feature: Africa in Matanzas, Cuba–El Almacén is Walking

    Here are videos of some of the artists featured in our “Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking” program. Los Matanceros Grupo Rumbata de Camaguey Rumbata Live in Concert! Contienda Congo Palera Bira Montaña Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas Batarumba … Read more »

  • interview March 24, 2016

    Luis Bran Interview

    The interviews, with Sendero/El Almacén co-principals Luis Bran and Liliam Cedeño, were conducted Jan. 15, 2016, at Luis’ home in Matanzas, Cuba. I spent two and a half weeks there studying Matanzas-style batá drumming with Idalberto (Puchito) Pérez, the musical … Read more »

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