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Los Hermanos Arango
Formed in 2003, Los Hermanos Arango involves the seamless combination of Afro-Cuban folklore and funkified jazz, which renders a new genre: Folklo-Jazz. The instrumental format integrates vocals, harmony (keyboards, bass and guitar), horns, and percussion in the form of an authentic battery of ancient Afro-folkloric drums.
The group presents rhythms that have developed roots in Cuba and originate in West Africa. They highlight the Yoruba, Bantú (Congo), and Carabalí (Abakuá), as well as Rumba and other popular rhythms. The style is distinctive, raw, and original. The group continues to share their culture with world-renowned musicians in their home base of Guanabacoa, Cuba while they travel the world performing in Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico and the United States.
Los Hermanos Arango has released six albums and two documentaries. Their album Oro Negro received two Cubadisco awards; Los Hermanos Arango y Las Estrellas del Folklor, received three. Their latest album, Bendita Guanabacoa, is also nominated for three awards.