Vocal group Desandann to Haiti
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- Culture and Traditions
- 02 / 22 / 2010
As Cuban artists did it here, after three powerful hurricanes hit the island nation in 2008, the folkloric group conducted by Emilia Díaz, hopes to convey much love in their songs to the land of their ancestors, in order to ease the deep suffering left by the furious nature.
Desandann, several times awarded in national and international festivals, as Caidije and Bonito Patuá, are groups of musicians and dancers whose ancestors came from that neighboring and impoverished nation to work here in the sugar cane plantations during the first half of the 20th century .
A community of almost 30 000 Haitian descendants live in the current province of Camaguey, which sits in the central eastern portion of Cuba.
Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte