Release Date: 10/17/07
This name is nothing more than the conjugation of two words from African dialects. Yoruba is the name given to an extensive territory in southern Africa, inhabited by several nations and consequently their cultures. The word Andabo, in Carabalí language, means: friend, follower, admirer. Therefore, 'Yoruba Andabo', seeks to be something like 'the friends, the admirers and followers of the yoruba lands and their cultures.'This group had its genesis in the Havana Docks where, in 1961, a group of workers met and created what was known then as 'Guaguancó Marítimo Portuario.' When they became professional, the group was re-baptized 'YORUBA ANDABO' when, in 1986, they started working in a series of activities for and with the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC). These activities were organized by Cuban poet Eloy 'The Ambia' Machado, who put the group in contact with singer and composer Pablo Milanés, who invited them to participate in the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the record company EGREM. From that moment on they started carrying out important work with folk singer Merceditas Valdés. In 1994, as they stepped into a new working stage, they adopted the name Folkloric Company YORUBA ANDABO.The company is made up of seventeen artists, including singers, percussionists and dancers, and professionally performs the most important genres of both religious and profane music within the Africans roots of Cuban culture.
|Label: Ayva Musica|
|Run Time: 68 mins|
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