Club Babalu: LA HABANA

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019

Club Babalú will heat things up this February with special guest Michael “Michelito” Herrera, founding member of the legendary Cuban group Yoruba Andabo.  A native of Havana, he will join Frankie Quiñones and the Atlanta Salsa All-Stars to explore the unique rhythm of Rumba from it’s Afro-Cuban roots through today. Experience this musical journey into the deep folkloric Cuban origins of Havana better known as LA HABANA.  After intermission we will clear away the café tables for a caliente Cuban dance party!

Se pondrán las cosas calientes en el Club Babalú este febrero con el invitado especial Michael "Michelito" Herrera, miembro fundador del legendario grupo cubano Yoruba Andabo. Nacido en La Habana, se unirá a Frankie Quiñones y el Atlanta Salsa All-Stars para explorar el ritmo único de la rumba desde sus raíces afrocubanas hasta hoy. Disfruta este viaje musical hacia los profundos orígenes folklóricos cubanos de La Habana. Después del intermedio, ¡sacamos las mesas del medio y a bailar se ha dicho, a son de rumba y más!

FEBRUARY 22 & 23, 2019
Friday-Saturday at 8PM
Tickets $20 in Advance, $25 at the door

22 Y 23 DE FEBRERO, 2019
viernes y sábado a las 8pm
Boletos $20 por adelantado, $25 en la entrada

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Miguel "Michelito" Herrera is the former Musical Director of the world-acclaimed Cuban folkloric dance group Yoruba Andabo. Alongside General Director Giovanni del Pino, Miguel led Yoruba Andabo for four years, in which he managed the musical arrangements, vocal and musical instrument performances, as well as the artistic dance repertoire of an exceedingly-talented group of dancers and musicians. A self-taught dancer and musician, Miguel has been deeply immersed in Cuban folkloric dance and performance since he was six years old, performing in child dance ensembles. A native of La Havana, Cuba, he has shared the world stage with some of Cuba's and Latin America's most prominent musicians and artists, including Chucho Valdes, Juan Formell & Los Van Van, Oscar de Leon, Xiomara Laugart from Yerba Buena, Calle 13 and Juanes in stages all over the globe, including the UK, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Brazil and Cuba. Most recently, Miguel performed with Yoruba Andabo and Chucho Valdes at Carnegie Hall in New York City in November of 2012.

Miguel's dance and musical expertise in his workshops spans from teaching students methods and techniques in the Bata drums, Rumba, Abakua dances, Columbia, and Tambor Yuca. @afrocubanmichelito