RUMBA con TIMBA show @ Zanzi // Oakland

Yaqueline y su Sabor Cubano , Denmis Bain Savigne Pablo Dinámico & más con una tarde de estrellas!!!!

May 21st 4-8pm
Zanzi Oakland
19 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA, United States, California

4pm: Pre-show dance start with DJLeydis included dance choreography.

The Cuban percussionist & former director of AfroCuba of Matanzas and member of legendary Villamil family, Toribio as they artistically is called, but his name Yaimel Garcias, comes straight out from La Marina, Matanzas, Cuba to Oakland CA to bring Rumba and his impressive knowledge of many of the African traditions.

AfroCuba de Matanzas is one of Cuba’s top folkloric group!

A lot of the members are Villamil, a family that counts both Yoruba and Congo ancestors. They are known as the originators of “Bata Rumba,” and famed for their mastery of the full spectrum of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and dance.

We are pleased to have at the RUMBA con TIMBA a talent of Cuban folklore directly from n Cuba here in Oakland CA, accompanied by Guests and talented musicians from the Bay Area.

This is an event for the community dedicated to promoting the Cuban & Latin Music here in the Bay Area and understanding of traditional music from around the world.

Listen to Cuban music below!

Music provided by : DJ Leydis.

Born and raised in Cuba, DJ Leydis combines contemporary hits with a distinct fusion of Latin flavors, R&B classics, and roots reggae blends.

4Involved in the Cuban hip-hop movement since its inception, DJ Leydis helped organize some of the country’s most respected and best-attended events and community programs. In 2005 she cofounded Omegas Kilay, a hip-hop theater collective in Havana focused on presenting the poetry, music, experiences, and perspectives of artists such as DJ Yari, Danay Suarez, Nono, La LLave De IPG, La Negra, and Las Krudas. DJ Leydis co-created the first all-female DJ mixtape in Cuba, contributing a special blend of new flavor and spirit to the international community.

In 2006 DJ Leydis migrated to United States to expand upon her work as a DJ and has worked with Erykah Badu, Quest Love of the Roots, and other iconic US-based artists.


The choreographer & Dancer Pablo el Dinámico A dynamic Dancer also from the city of Matanzas Cuba, who has shared stages with renowned Cuban artists including Afro Cuba from Matanzas.

May 21st 4-8pm
Zanzi Oakland
19 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA, United States, California

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