Esquina Tango & Alfonso Alarcón present

Special Cuban Rumba Workshops with “Los Muñequitos de Matanzas”

Guest instructors & members Jaime Ramos & Yuniscleyvis Ramos

Sunday, March 3rd

Class #1 2:00pm – 3:00pm Rumba Guaguancó
Class #2 3:00pm – 4:00pm Salsa with Rumba
Classes are all levels!
Rate: $30 per class | $50 Both classes
Sign up in advance or at the door! * Please, when signing up online hit the “enroll bottom”,  choose your class selection, hit next, and choose the payment amount accordingly.
Location: Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. Austin TX 78702

Dive into the roots of Salsa as these pioneers unveil the secrets of Cuban Rumba, a genre integral to popular music. Discover the significance of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, a musical and dance treasure unknown to many in the US Unveiling the dynamic energy of Cuban Rumba in Austin, Texas – Yuniscleyvis Ramos and Jaime Ramos, the vibrant musicians and dancers from the renowned Cuban Rumba group,  Los Muñequitos de Matanzas!

About “Los Muñequitos de Matanzas”

“Los Muñequitos de Matanzas” is a Cuban rumba ensemble established in 1952 as Conjunto Guaguancó Matancero and released their first LP in 1956 through Puchito. Since then, Los Muñequitos have continued to perform and record, becoming one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rumba groups of all time.
The group got its start in a bar in Barrio Marina in Matanzas, Cuba, a neighborhood with a strong African culture, when a group of youths began following the rhythms of a song by Arsenio Rodríguez that was then playing, using dishes and bottles, as is the style in “kitchen rumbas.”
In the late summer of 1994, Los Muñequitos joined the Cuban jazz ensemble Irakere on stage at the Banff Centre for the Arts to perform “Xiomara.” In 1997, they released their critically acclaimed Live in New York album. Los Muñequitos earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2001. Their latest album, Maferefún la Rumba, was released in November 2018.
About the Instructors

Yuniscleyvis Ramos, a versatile musician and dancer, brings a dynamic flair to every beat and step. Yuniscleyvis embodies the spirit of Cuban Rumba. He was born in La Marina, an area within the province of Matanzas.He began his artistic career at a young age in the iconic Rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, formerly known as Guaguancó Matanza. He has traveled all over the world showcasing his skills as a musician, dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He has also shared the stage with Elio Revé and his Charangon, Alexander Abreu and Habana de Primera, Isaac Delgado, Alain Pérez, Maikel Blanco and his Salsa Mayor, Orquesta Aragón, and more.

Jaime Ramos, a multi-talented percussionist and vocalist, Jaime Ramos, channels the rich heritage of Cuban Rumba through his rhythmic mastery. With a deep connection to the traditions passed through generations, Jaime stands as a pivotal force in preserving and evolving the sounds of Cuban music.

Both Jaime and Yuniscleyvis, as the youngest torchbearers, are instrumental in keeping the legacy of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas alive and thriving. Together, Jaime and Yuniscleyvis Ramos invite you to join an electrifying weekend of music, dance, and cultural celebration. Embrace the legacy, feel the rhythm, and be part of the living history of Cuban Rumba!