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MDC Koubek Center presents Little Havana Social Club – Tambores

Miami, January 3, 2022 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Koubek Center present the next one Little Havana Social Club an event, drums, at 8 p.m. on Saturday January 22. Tambores is a journey through the Americas celebrating its traditions of music and dance of African origin, from the Caribbean to the River Plate. The event will end with a parade inside the Koubek Center.

Featuring groups from Ivory Coast, Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela and Uruguay, Tambores celebrates the drumming tradition present in the Americas and the Caribbean, from one of its African sources through the different variations, shaped by geography, economy, religious and colonial beliefs. the story. Drums are the beating heart of music created to dance, celebrate and speak to the heavens.

Featured artists will include YORUBA ROOTS, a Cuban ensemble featuring a trio of hourglass-shaped batá drums used in the ritual music of La Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion commonly known as Santería. The group includes René Pedroso, a musician with over 25 years of experience with the Cuban National Folk Group, on the iyá (the “mother” drum), Manuel Clua (itótele), and Michael Gil (okónkolo), with Demian El Buddha (voice), and guest artists Eduardo Rodriguez and Arsenio Diaz.

Haitian drummer group DJAWENTO features singer and songwriter Inez Barlatier who highlights the essential influence of West African drums on Yanvalou, Djoumba, Petwo, Tara and Kongo, traditional Haitian drum rhythms. This music is both very fun and deep, being part of carnival and religious ceremonies.

Inspired by the Mandingo people of the Mali Empire, SON MANDINGA is a group made up of brothers Andrés and Guillermo Schloeter who celebrate the sounds of African origin from their birthplace Aragua, on the north-central coast of Venezuela. The country has received enslaved Africans since 1570 from Cape Verde, Guinea and other nations, including, later, the 19e century, the Yoruba, members of the same group brought to Cuba and Brazil.

Meanwhile, the group of 12 musicians TOCANDO CANDOMBfounded in Miami in 2014, performs candombe, an irresistible music and street dance that emerged in Uruguay among the descendants of freed African slaves. The group consists of eight drummers playing three drums of different sizes, each with a specific role, and four dancers.

Finally, the event will highlight DJIAN TIEa percussion and dance ensemble from Côte d’Ivoire conducted by Orlando choreographer and drummer Djian Tié. Born in Ivory Coast, Djian Tié began his career at the age of 4. At 16, he formed his first dance company, which won the Cote d’Ivoire National Dance Competition in 1993. His choreographic skills range from traditional African styles to hip-hop. Since arriving in the United States in 1999, Djian Tié has played and taught African dance and drums for many prestigious organizations and universities.

DJ of Venezuelan origin Mr. Pauer will once again host the Little Havana Social Club. A competent and creative music producer, Mr. Pauer has long worked with African-origin rhythms in his distinctive tradition-meet-technology style and is a perfect master of ceremonies to accompany us throughout this musical journey, following the drum.

the Little Havana Social Club program channels the mind of a barrio fiesta (block party), lit by the many sounds and flavors of Latin American and Caribbean traditions, but with a touch of contemporary Miami.

WHAT: Little Havana Social Club – Tambores

WHEN: Saturday January 22 at 8 p.m.

OR: Koubek Center

2705 ​​SW 3rd St

Tickets: $ 15 purchased online in advance, $ 20 at the door

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About the Koubek Center
A South Florida landmark with a long and rich history as a cultural center, the Koubek Center is dedicated to building community through the arts. Over the past decades, the Center has offered a variety of activities, including workshops, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, literary readings and concerts. It is a place where local artists and arts organizations can explore and experiment, engage in collaborations, and share their work with the community. The Koubek Center includes a 200-seat theater, a large garden, classrooms, rehearsal and multipurpose spaces. Built in 1929 by Austrian trader John J. Koubek as a gift to his wife, it was later donated to the University of Miami and acquired by Miami Dade College in 2011. For more information, visit