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Afro-Cuban Ensemble, UC Davis

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Brian Ricedirector
UC Davis Lecturer in Music

On the program are several Yoruba songs, which honor Orisha, a Yoruba god. Each Yoruba god reigns over some aspect of the human experience, and the songs celebrate them with a variety of rhythms, instruments, and words.

The final piece is a rumba guaguancó, which is the most popular style in the cycle of rumba, with the rumba yambu and rumba columbia. Rumba is a purely Cuban musical creation that developed in the shipyards of Matanzas, sung in Spanish, and is played in streets and in homes throughout Cuba.

Free

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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