Nengón Kiribá

Nengón Kiribá

Group that keeps alive the primitive traditions that gave rise to the Cuban son, the repertoire belongs to the traditional peasant dances of Baracoa.

Founded in 1982 by Venecio Tavera, it is currently based in Güirito, a rural community about 20 kilometers from the city of Baracoa. In Güirito, Nengón and Kiribá were transmitted for generations for more than a century as forms of identity singing and dancing, a cultural heritage that remains alive until today. These rhythms, two of the eight natives of the Baracoa region constitute primitive cells of the Cuban son.

The Nengón-Kiribá group has won the National Community Culture Award and the Living Memory Award and are protagonists of the celebration of the traditional Kiribá Party.