Los Muñequitos de Matanzas

(Cuba)  Latin, World

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas was born in 1952 when a group of young port workers, plumbers and bricklayers began to play on tables with glasses, spoons and bottles in a local bar. 50 year later, they are one of Cuba's proudest exports, a polyrhythmic percussion, vocal and dance troupe whose music encompasses the African roots of the Cuban culture, including religious Yoruba traditions. Their blend of Afro-Cuban drum chants and rootsy   rumbas has been lauded as some of the heaviest music on the planet.

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