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Amado Dedeus: “Rumba will never die, because it is Cuba”

Havana, Cuba. – I found Amado Dedeus, leader of “Clave y Guaguanco” in his house of 559, Animas St., surrounded by drums, cowbells, claves and chequerés. Such format recently won rumba the condition of Intangible Heritage Asset of the Cuban Nation. He told me, “Rumba was conferred such high recognition because of its authenticity, ancestral roots and the way it has spread in the island...