Matanzas, Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The 7th edition of the International Rumba Music Meeting – Timbalaye 2016 being held in Cuba, will be dedicated to two emblematic musicians, who died recently – Francisco Zamora (Minini) and Pedro Aballí (Regalado).
After the inauguration on August 26th in Havana, the event will travel to Matanzas, three days later. The activities will include a visit to the San Severino Castle, with performances by the Cuban group Afrocuba, a group which Minini founded and directed and in Regalado played as a fine percussionist.
The opening in the locality of Matanzas will include drum playing and will feature groups such as Cuba’s Siete Potencias (Seven Powers), and later rumba dancing will be held in the Alley of the Traditions.
For the closing on August 30th, the organizers will put on a theoretical workshop ‘The Rumba We Are’ and a musical closing ceremony will feature the band of Miguel Failde and the Kings of Drum.