Afro-Cuban Music Night

Afro-Cuban Music Night

25th March

7:00 – 10:30 pm

The Afro-Cuban Music Night is an evening of drum, song and dance from batá and orisha music to rumba. It is an informal gathering where musicians, music lovers, dancers and those who would like to learn to dance can participate. PLEASE NOTE this is not an audience/performance type event, all those who attend are encouraged to take part in some small or large way depending on their experience of the traditions –this could include anything from hand clapping, singing choruses, dancing, drumming or leading the songs.

Open Batá and Rumba Session: 19:00 – 23:00 FREE!
Percussionists and singers familiar with these traditions are invited to come and play. We begin by playing for the orichas with batá music followed by a rumba. We have been honoured to be joined by some of the legends from the batá and rumba Cuban traditions including Luanda Pau, Gerardo De Armas, Martica Gallaraga, Yosvani Diaz and former Conjuncto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba member Antonio Urdaneta Castro. We are very grateful to the many UK based percussionists who also support this night and make it possible. 


For 15 years this event has been free but small independent venues like VDF are under economic pressure. The venue requires a minimum bar spend. Please either drink at the bar are make a small donation so we keep the event free.
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Dates: Location: Vogue Fabric Dalston – 66 Stoke Newington Rd, Hackney Downs, London N16 7XB

We would like to thank the truly talented Mish Aminoff Moon for her beautiful photos.