The video archive

The organization is called and it’s headquartered in France, Pierrefitte to be exact, just north of Paris.

Their work focuses on Santiago de Cuba.

Over the years, they’ve assembled a treasure trove of Afro-Cuban music video and have been adding to their YouTube archive for ten years. Diving into it ought to keep you busy (and warm) all winter – and beyond.

Their complete video archive organized by category is here: Ritma Cuba

If you want to read the descriptions that accompany the videos (they’re all in French), you can use this instant translation service from Google. It’s pretty good for a machine translation and it’s free

Click here to translate French to English

Great news!

You can now watch this video – and all Spanish language videos – with English subtitles. It’s free!

Click here for instructions on how to turn on English subtitles.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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FOLI - (there is no movement without rhythm)