Village Harmony

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas & Grupo AfroCuba de Matanzas

munequitos de matanzasDuring our stay in Matanzas we will take workshops with two of Cuba’s most acclaimed folklore groups, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and  Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas. Both ensembles specialize in the traditional African dances, percussion, and songs which are such an integral part of the island’s legacy.

Los Muñequitos has continually recorded since 1956 and is one of the most beloved rumba groups of all time. You can watch them giving a dance class HERE.

Grupo Afrocuba was founded in 1957 and is recognized worldwide for their mastery of Afro-Cuban folklore. Most members have Yoruba and Congo roots and are practitioners of the religions whose music and dance they perform; their repertoire includes folk genres performed only by them. Watch recent youtube clips of Grupo AfroCuba performing HERE and HERE.

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