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,  Michelito will present a vibrant and interactive show charting the evolution of Rumba from its Afro-Cuban roots through today. Experience this musical journey into the deep folkloric Cuban origins of Havana better known as LA HABANA. 

Se pondrán las cosas calientes este febrero en el Club Babalú con nuestro invitado especial Michael "Michelito" Herrera, miembro fundador del legendario grupo cubano Yoruba Andabo. Nacido en La Habana, Michelito presentará un espectáculo vibrante e interactivo donde explica la evolución de la Rumba desde sus raíces afrocubanas hasta el día de hoy. Esta experiencia única te llevará en un viaje musical através de los orígenes folklóricos cubanos de La Habana al son de bongó 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