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Timbalaye Rumba Festival 2023 in Cuba

Immerse in Cuban rhythms during the annual rumba fiesta

Dates: August 20–September 1, 2023

Just recently Cuban rumba has made it to the World Intangible Heritage by UNESCO list and was declared a National Cultural Heritage. Co-sponsored by UNESCO’s Regional Office of Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Timbalaye Festival take place every August near Havana and in other Cuban cities.

Huge rumba parties, street fiestas as well as panel discussions, dance classes, and spiritual tribute to the Yemaya goddess of the Yoruba religion will make this festival unforgettable.

The festival features three main Cuban rumba styles—“guaganco”, “columbia” and “yambu.” Join one of the numerous gatherings at famous Havana's clubs and venues and let the rumba rhythms fill your body and soul.

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