Obini Bata is the first all female folkloric
drumming ensemble in Cuba.
is the Yoruban word for Woman.
Bata drumming is the oldest drum tradition
Obini Bata was formed in 1993 by Director Eva
Despaigne and other female members of the Conjunto
Folklorico Nacional de Cuba.
In Cuba the Bata are traditionally played only
by men, but Obini Bata have challenged the taboo
by becoming the first all-female bata drumming
ensemble in Cuba.
In addition to playing Bata, all members of the
group play a variety of Cuban drums and percussion,
as well as singing and dancing.
To create a complete performance, encompassing
all aspects of the ancient tradition they represent.
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