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SHOWCASE VIDEO: La Rumba Me Llamo Yo - Daymé Arocena - Cubafonía (Official video)
HavanaCultura, Published on Apr 19, 2017
Created in collaboration with Havana Cultura, a platform for contemporary Cuban creativity driven by Havana Club rum. More info http://havana-cultura.com/
Built on a steady-moving rumba rhythm, ‘La Rumba me llamo yo’ is the latest track to be taken from Daymé Arocena’s second album Cubafonía. A bright, infectious composition in a guaganco-styled mode of rumba, the song revealed itself to Daymé in a dream. A reflection of her Santería religion, the song traces her Ita — the reading of your destiny that comes with initiation.
With Cuba poised to become more connected to the rest of the world, the Cuban people’s pride in a unique musical heritage has never felt more vital. Arising from that lineage, Daymé Arocena has returned to deliver an ambitious second long player; rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic rhythms, Daymé encompasses the rich, diverse musical make-up of her home whilst looking outward too – to the world she has spent the last two years traveling.
It’s her most polished, fully realised project since meeting her mentor (and record label head), Gilles Peterson, in 2012. Benefiting from Gilles’ expansive vision as a DJ, broadcaster and promoter, Daymé has been nurtured to this point by the Havana Cultura project – a platform for contemporary Cuban creativity driven by Havana Club rum.
Interviewing Daymé at the Sound of Cuba showcase at SXSW last year, NPR wrote, “It is hard to imagine a better voice to open her country’s gates” – and it feels like this statement holds true. Ambitious, hardworking, and hungry for cultural exchange that doesn’t compromise the unique flavour of her home country of which she is so proud, it feels like 2017 could be a monumental year for Daymé. She possesses a clear sense of her music’s intermingling influences: “We don't have this native culture,” she explains. “We don't have indigenous people, like Maya or Quechua. They made a country with people from everywhere – that’s what makes Cuban culture so different."...
Statistics for this video as of June 17, 2019 as of 1:27 PM
Total number of views - 1,014,452 views
Total number of likes - 19,000
Total number of dislikes - 175
Total number of comments- 244
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS EMBEDDED VIDEO
(with numbers added for referencing purposes only)
1. Darina, 2017
"magnifique!! Can we have a translation ?"
2. Hilda Mola, 2018
"Rumba is a Cuban rythm and she is speaking about her african ancestors and the same time fussioning the music,I loved the video"
3. Daniel Hahlane, 2017
"Authenticity at its best!!!! I can't get enough of this tune"
4. Smangele Majola
"This woman gives me so much life <3 -snip-="" 2018="" 5.="" :d="" a="" aym="" beautiful="" caballero="" ch="" delgado="" es="" here="" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%E1%B9%A3%E1%BA%B9" kalien="" on="" pa="" power="" rocena="" s="" stage="" the="" todos="" un="" video="" y="">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%E1%B9%A3%E1%BA%B93> an excerpt from about "Ashe" (Aché)
"Ase or ashe (from Yoruba àṣẹ) is a West African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change. It is given by Olodumare to everything — gods, ancestors, spirits, humans, animals, plants, rocks, rivers, and voiced words such as songs, prayers, praises, curses, or even everyday conversation. Existence, according to Yoruba thought, is dependent upon it.
In addition to its sacred characteristics, ase also has important social ramifications, reflected in its translation as "power, authority, command."...
6. nineties Baby, 2018
"I'm not Cuban or have any Hispanic descendant but I watched her on tiny desk here on YouTube and ever since I've been listening to her music. I don't even understand half of what she's singing about. Her voice is just so powerful and magnetic."
7. Salamander, 2018
"honestly why should lyrics matter if the melody, harmony and rhythm is off the charts."
8. Ojberretta Berretta, 2018
"musica latina is for the world to enjoy no matter what your nationality race religion might be we all human love and peace"
9. soniakiwi, 2019
"Don't worry. Part of the song uses Yoruba and/or Congo, another part uses Cuban Spanish (patois) and another part is Spanish. But the first of the song is being connected to her ancestors and family's Afro heritage via music and spirituality."
10. Luis CG, 2019
"@Ojberretta Berretta this is Afro-cuban music(Rumba, Columbia, Guaguanco) Please don't call it "Latin"..."
11. Ojberretta Berretta, 2019
"its latino music i am part cuban latino and cuban both include the african culture since african culture is a pillar to cuban and latinamerican culture afro cuban afro latino etc.is used by gringos to divide latinos it to groups so latinos wont be united u just played into the hands of the gringos no latno uses the worf afro lattino etc by themselves the yonly got this from dividing hateful racially obsessed gringos
12. Luis CG, 2019
"@Ojberretta Berretta lol what the hell are you talking about? This is Afro-cuban music. Why you guys want to fit the term Latin on everything? Are you half cuban and you call this Latin music? If you are Cuban, you are Carribean and Antillean. The Latinos are the people from Lazio in Italy. Stop calling everything Latin in the Americas. Latin is just a language not a culture... Rumba, Guaguanco, Columbia, Afro-cuban Jazz, Changüi, etc are Afro-cubans. I am more Cuban than you.... In Cuba we don't call this Latin music because it isn't. Forget about the Latino sh&t*, leave it for the Regueton(nobody is proud of that sh&t*) This is Afro-Carribean music that we share with others Caribbean islands(Jamaican, Haiti, etc).
*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.
13. Ojberretta Berretta, 2019
"@Luis CG in cuba they call it cuban music only the ones who want to divide call it afroc cuban and its still latin latino is a culture wich includes languages from latin europe in this song they sing in spanish a european latin language and theres no need to call it afro cuban except u wanna divide cuban ppl into races and thats pretty much racist itself every music from cuba has african roots therefore its nothing wrong sayin its cuban or latin music cuz its both true"
14. Ojberretta Berretta, 2019
"@Luis CG let me give u a small example in america they call themselves african american in cuba black dont call themsleves afro cubans they call themselves CUBAN
in america the blacks have lost their connection to their homeland in latin america the blacks did not loose the connection so now theres white cubans mixed cubans and other latinos wich have a much stronger connection to africa 1stt throug their music wich is an essential part of african culture especially the drums now i play drums im part of una hermandad but my hair is not curly my skin is not black i am considered white SO i am not gonna call myself afro even if my culture is much closer to actual african culture than the culture of african americans who might be darkskin but dont ever have heard about oleuge or any other god they lost any connection while we latinos kept it i love africa i love african culture but i am a latino and africa is part of what is latino i dont wanna divide myself from other races wich i am part of since they in my dna african european native american=latino
la obsesion con las razas tienen los gringos nosotros los latino no tenemos que empezar a dividirnos y a excluir gente a traves del color de su piel o de sus ancestros somos todos latinos y deberiamos celebrar las culturas africanas europeas y nativa un saludo cordial ashe"
15. Ojberretta Berretta, 2019
"besides that reggaeton has as base jamaican music wich is a derivate of african rythms see yourself call african influenced latino music latin music so why do you not call cuban latin music makes 0 sense@Luis CG"
16. Evie Gonz, 2019
"I have no idea why anyone would waste time in these disagreements about what is what...just enjoy and appreciate the beauty in the music."
17. KAS, 2019
"you should have seen her in New Orleans at Jazz fest!!! she tore the house down!!!"
18. Guanabacoacoa, 2019
"Afrocuban roots! and yes her voice is powerful and beutiful and so addicted!"
19. hijadelmar Q, 2019
"Her words are powerful. Cubans relate and most Latinos and Hispanics. Cubans are a mix my bloodline yourban and Congo tribe portugese Spain. Half of my family are dark and the other look European but we are same blood. Many came as slaves and we as Cubans are strong and show our pride in our music, dancing (look up ballet in Cuba also), work, home life our food. As Celia Cruz says we do everything Con Azucar. We need love and sweetness of our hearts, we need to uplift our ancestors as they fought for us today. Never forget them or we will be forgotten. Anyways how I was raised. :) oh and you feel her words, maybe Osha is calling you. :) sorry for a late response."
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