*Please note this concert was rescheduled from its original October 31 date*
The Yoruba Andabo Company was born on the piers of the port of Havana in 1961 when a group of laborers would get together for parties and artistic events through their union. They gave rise to the Guaguanco Marítimo Portuario, a group which, in 1985, began their professional career with the name Yoruba Andabo. From that time forward, they have offered their art as part of the diverse activities of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).
Today, the group is made up of 16 artists; singers, percussionists and dancers. This crew of artists express the various musical genres that represent the African roots of the Cuban culture including Conga, Yoruba, Abakua, and the full range of RUMBA with its traditional rhythms, especially Yambu, Guaguancó and Columbia. The group also fuses elements of other musical genres creating contemporary sounds and voices.
Several artists within Yoruba Andabo also work as educators and give master classes and workshops in voice, dance, and percussion. They draw from a large musical repertoire with unique choreographies that grow and deepen every year.