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OBINÍ BATÁ CUBA
Conjunto Feminino de
percusión, canto y danza

DVD

This DVD is a live recording of a performance given by Obiní Batá at the Yoruba Cultural Center in Havana, Cuba in 2003.

Obiní Batá was the first group of females in Cuba, and probably the whole world, to play the batá drums profesionally. The group was founded in 1993 by several women who sung and danced in Conjunto Folklórico Nacional ---dem ---Cuba, and this performance was given in the year of their tenth anniversary.

The drums and vocals are properly balanced, recorded with high-fidelity, professional audio equipment. The selection of songs on this DVD demonstrates the richness of Afrocuban musical and dance traditions in contemporary Cuba.

The show starts with a riveting Orishas suite
and then delves into some innovative rumba interpretations of popular songs. This is Afrocuban music delivered with a feminine charm!

Subtitles in English are included for the interview with Eva Trujillo, founding member of the group, and commentary by reknowned Cuban musicologist Enrique Zayas is included on the DVD.

$25


$25





Released by earthcds partners.


For more information read our
Liner Notes by
reknowned Cuban musicologist Enrique Zayas:
Spanish
English
For more information about the group Obiní Batá, you may view a pdf dossier on them here (3.9 MB).
"a breathless, riveting
performance. . .choreography
is smooth and professional,
and the blending of percussion
and voice is seamless. . .a superhuman effort".
- Katherine Hagedorn

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