I was born in Matanzas Cuba, a magical place for music. Our ancestors came from Spain and Africa and turned Matanzas in a cultural center for centuries. Matanzas had influence Cuban and world music in many ways. I remember as a child running to see the main drummers in my town fiestas, from an early age I learned to appreciate the black roots in our Cuban music.
In my opinion the rumba group called “Muñequitos de Matanzas” are one of the top representation of this popular music and culture still alive today. In the video bellow you will see them playing right next to Frank Fernandez one of the greatest Cuban pianist, enjoy!.