Los Munequitos de Matanzas

From Cuba, Los Munequitos de Matanzas entertained the crowds at the Islands Folk Festival in Duncan with their lively and very danceable music. Audience participation was at a high and the only real problem was ths fact they couldn’t play for longer on the Friday night.

Los Munequitos de Matanzas is a Cuban rumba band. It has been described by many as one of the most important such groups in Cuba. The group formed under the name “Guaguanc√ɬ≥ Matancero” in 1952, in Barrio Marina, Matanzas, Cuba. Their first record included the song “Los Munequitos en la calle”; a song which was based on comic strips in Cuba. Such was the popularity of this record that the public changed the name of the group to “Los Munequitos” (literally “little dolls”, Cuban slang for cartoons). Three generations of the same family are represented in the band.

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Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Islands Folk Festival, Providence Farm, Duncan, BC

Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Islands Folk Festival, Providence Farm, Duncan, BC

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