Search
Browse by Manufacturer
Browse Categories

Yoruba Andabo DVD

<< Previous in CUBA Next in CUBA >>

Price: $19.99
Item Number: AYV-4
Yoruba Andabo, made up of 17 artists including singers, percussionists, and dancers, professionally performs the most important genres of both religious and profane music within the African roots of Cuban culture. Among the hierarchies of Afro-Cuban music, Yoruba Andabo enjoys a special sovereignty both inside and outside of Cuba. The first seed that gave life to this group was sown in 1961 at the docks of Havana, the birthplace of legendary rumberos. The group’s name combines two words: “Yoruba,” the great southern motherland of African nations and cultures, and “Andabo,” which in the Carabalí language means “friend,” “follower,” or “admirer.” Through their work, the group has imposed a distinctive hallmark. Even more challenging, they have found style in purity. The goal that drives the efforts of Yoruba Andabo is the libertarian incorporation of everything that surrounds, adorns, and approximates tradition, absent of vice or purist digressions. No other group could have achieved such brilliance and cohesion in presenting this view of our singable and danceable physiognomy: chants, devotion, dance, and the beauty of life. Here, sensual rumba, guaguancó, toque de santo, Abakuá and Congolese chants, and communication with the dead converge, signifying the pieces of history of a country forged in a melting pot of races and encounters with other cultures. 

Product Reviews

(0 Ratings, 0 Reviews)
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.
Click here to signup for our newsletter - Globetrot

MORE FEATURED TITLES

Ongod CD

Treasures of Algiers Chaabi CD

Zanzibara 7: Sikinde vs Ndekule CD

The Story of Piano Blues from the Country to the City CD

Los Tres Reyes: Romancing the Past CD

Treasures of Algiers Chaabi CD

Zanzibara 7: Sikinde vs Ndekule CD

The Story of Piano Blues from the Country to the City CD

Los Tres Reyes: Romancing the Past CD

Niou Bardophones: Sages Comme des Fous CD

Papa Noel & Viviane A.: Color CD

Otros Aires 4 CD

Trinacria: Tu Comu Stai? Sound of Sicily CD

Air Mail Music: Louisiana Acadian Zydeco CD

Ray Lema: 5 Original Albums 5 CD set

Hawaiian Rainbow CD

Taiwan Jazz & World CD

Air Mail Music: Children of Tibet CD

Camkitywa: Flowers of the Levant CD

In The Land of Cameroon CD+DVD

Tibet: Songs From Exile CD

Satchmo at the National Press Club: Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours CD

The Psalms of the Jews of Constantine CD

¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador CD

Nico Gomez: Ritual

Ebo Taylor: Conflict

Carmen Souza: Kachupada CD

Ethiopiques 28: Great Oromo Music

The Chinese Musician Series Vol. 2 5 CD set

Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways CD

Rough Guide: Arabic Revolution 2 CDs

Ballake Sissoko: At Peace CD

Putumayo Presents: Women of Brazil CD

Lorraine Klaasen: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba CD