(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – The Havana municipality of Bejucal
hosted the 4th Workshop on Rumba and Conga Charanguera, which was aimed at
rescuing and spreading the most genuine values of those genres of Cuban popular
music. Renowned researchers participated in the meeting, as well as some of the
most genuine players of those genres, including Tata Güines and Roberto Pérez (Yeyo),
director of the legendary group Tambores de Bejucal. Participants were
especially interested in a lecture given by musicologist Elio Orovio about the
origin, development and influence of Rumba in Cuban music.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.