Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:30 pm ET
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Master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz is regarded as a “living repository” of Afro Cuban music. As a member of the seminal rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo and mentored by the great Pancho Quinto, he aided in the creation of the sound that has defined rumba since the 1980ʼs. His mastery of Batá along with his rock solid groove on congas is present on countless recordings worldwide. His ensemble gives a profound and unforgettable cultural experience, presenting its own unique repertoire with a broad and deep sound that draws upon its tradition, and all the stations along the evolutionary journey of Afro-Cuban music.

How to Get Ready for this Event

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  • If you don’t have a Facebook account, you will still be able to watch the video on our Facebook page!
  • Please note, this virtual event will be in mostly in Spanish, with English subtitles.
  • We will post the video on YouTube after the premiere and embed it here on this page for your enjoyment later.

Watch the Premiere via YouTube 


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