1. The birth of Rhumba is a long history which started in Africa in the later part of seventeenth century.

    The story links a group of people brought to Cuba from the Congo, with the village people of Nkanu Ozalla in the eastern part of Nigeria.

    Although the two places ( Nkanu-Nigeria and Nkanu-Congo) are separated by a long distance, they both share a similar musical, religious and cultural origin, both in musical instruments, masquerade costumes, rituals and dance styles.

    The Ozalla Music Tradition video gives a glimpse of African Music and Dance before the coming of the Europeans to West Africa in 1441.

    Through linguistic characteristics, the Ozalla musical group highlights a historic link of the Bantu migration three thousand years ago to the present day Congo.

    Dance and musical instruments seen in the video helps validate the documented information of the Afro Cuban music, by Fernando Ortiz of Cuba.

    The Congo people who share Bantu linguistic characteristics were brought to Cuba as slaves in 1769.

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