Rural Afro-Cuban villagers play various drums while couple dances and onlookers watch
Cuba Date:1938 Duration:4 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A man smiles. An Afro-Cuban woman dances to the beat of drums in front of a thatched roof building. Villagers and visitors, including children,watch. Several Afro-Cuban young men pose with a variety of drums. One holds a metal device with two blades ( home made clavés?) They play and a man joins the woman in dancing. A boy in background, watching, dons a cap and holds a lunch pail over his arm. ( Note: Reportedly this is rare footage showing Yuka dancing, the precursor to modern Rumba styles, and one of the many prototype couple dances in the Americas, similar to batuque, for example, in Brazil). It features the 3-part yuka drum ensemble, and an African-derived double bell.)
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