This Tuesday, the Rumba Route, Timbalaye 2018, arrived in the city of Matanzas. The San Severino Castle, Museum of the Slave Route, received the Rumba players and their relatives, depositories of an invaluable cultural heritage.
The group The Kings of the Drum enlivened the inauguration of the event in Matanzas, cradle of the genre declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
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Precisely, in its chapter, Timbalaye is dedicated to this folkloric group for the 30th anniversary of its creation and to the Muñequitos de Matanzas, which celebrates 66 years in favor of the permanence of the African legacy, seed of the Cuban identity.
During the opening, Ulises Mora, president of the Cuban Rumba Festival at the national level, referred to the importance of Matanzas as the birthplace of the rhythm and settlement of some of its most important defenders.
Irma Castillo, artistic director of Timbalaye, delved into the route of the Route of the Rumba that, after his stay in Matanzas, will pass through Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo, until completing nine provinces.
They also deepened the significance of the rumba musician-dance complex in the conformation of the national idiosyncrasy, as an autochthonous expression of the struggles of the Cuban people for their independence.
On the afternoon of yesterday they continued the proposals of Timbalaye in Matanzas with a meeting dedicated to percussion at the House of Culture Bonifacio Byrne where they also offered a dance class. To conclude, the show Rumba to Matanzas is planned, with the participation of some of the greatest exponents of rumba in the province.