Wednesday, October 14, 2009

El Ven Tu de Rumberos at Roman Diazs' house late '90's

This video was shot at the home of Roman Diaz in Havana, Cuba during the late nineties. It shows members of the seminal rumba group "El Ven Tu" performing rumba and abakua chants dances and rhythms alongside some of their Japanese students. This is rare candid footage of the group that recorded the album Wemilere. Complete with Abakua masquerade Roman dancing traditional Abakua steps and an interview with the great Chavalonga.This video is from Romans personal collection and we hope you will all enjoy it. It is the first of several parts we will be posting on the page and the blog.

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