The Latin Grammy Award-winning Cuban musical group, “Los Muñequitos de Matanzas”, is celebrating its 65th-anniversary with 65 performances in several cities in the Caribbean country until October, the Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music told Prensa Latina Monday.
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The group was initially called “Guaguanco Matancero” and their lead singers Esteban Lantri and Hortensio Alfonso were protagonists of one of the most famous Cuban rumba duets, recalled the spokesman of CPMRS, Luis Ortega.
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, one of the most recognized rumba groups in Cuba — with all the flavor and irresistible cadence of the musical expression of the island — began the performances in April, Prensa Latina reported.
According to Ortega, the 65 “Rumbones” of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas will perform for hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, schools and other centers. “In June they will visit Germany, and in September Japan,” Ortega told Prensa Latina.
Cuban Rumba was included in the representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in November.