La Rumba de Yuniskleyvis in NYC feat: Barbaro & Jaime Ramos, members of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas

Tuesday, June 4th – Nublu 151 Ave C, NYC

Experience the artistry of Matanzas, Cuba’s legendary Ramos rumba family under the leadership of Yuniskleyvis Ramos, featuring Barbaro and Jaime Ramos. Yunis and his family of rumba masters are members of the legendary group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. They will perform drumming, dancing, and singing from the Afro-Cuban rumba traditions of Matanzas, Cuba along with local NYC rumberos!!!

Rumba has been a part of NYC’s music culture for decades providing a direct connection to Cuba, Africa and beyond as a secular tradition developed primarily in Havana and Matanzas Cuba in the 1880s. Much of its history is unclear but the three main traditional rumba forms, yambú, guanguancó, and columbia are believed to be developed from the African music and dance traditions of Abakuá and yuka and Spanish-based coros de clave. This music displays the vibrant reality of music’s power. It makes you dance, it makes you sing, laugh, meet new people, see old friends. It brings people together. If you know, you know. If you don’t you should!! See you there! You will dance, you will sing, you will remember that you are alive and be grateful.

According to one source the first commercial studio recordings of rumba were made in NYC by Carlos Vidal Bolado and Chano Pozo in 1947.