Recorded in Cuba in 2005,
Cutumba presents many of the more rare and unknown rythms that are of
Afro-Franco-Haitian-Cuban origin. This style is usually only found in
Cuba's Eastern (Oriente) provinces. Cutumba is from Santiago de Cuba
and this CD was recorded there as well.
Ritmos Cubafricanos began
as an informal project initiated by the Academy of Cuban Folklore and
Dance in Seattle, WA. Co-director José Alfredo
Carrión Napoles was the principal dancer & corps
professor of Ballet Folklórico Cutumba de Santiago.