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All posts with tag: El Almacén

  • 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 »

  • blog September 20, 2016

    Sendero/El Almacén: Cuban Record Label and Arts Collective Looks to Expand Its Horizons

    When we last visited with Sendero/El Almacén, the Matanzas-based Cuban record label and arts collective, in March 2016, we learned about their activities documenting vibrant Afro-Cuban folkloric music. We spoke with label and collective cofounder Luis Bran, who detailed the … Read more »

  • interview March 24, 2016

    Interview With Liliam Cedeño

    Harris Eisenstadt: Thank you for speaking with me. Could you please introduce yourself and your role in the collective? Liliam Cedeño: My name is Liliam Cedeño and I am the director of everything that entails visual art with El Almacén. … 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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