Domingo de Batá y Rumba – which use to be the Afro Cuban Music Night– is an afternoon of drum, song and dance from batá and orisha music to rumba.
Sunday 14th August 4.30 – 8.30
VDF 66 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB
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.
***If you are concerned about being exposed to COVID please be aware this is a small space with little ventilation.***
Open Batá and Rumba Session:
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 Conjunto 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.
We have worked hard to try and keep this event free. This is only possible if people consume drinks at the bar, so please support the event by buying drinks of some kind; they don’t have to be alcoholic