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René Portocarrero Youtube Presentation

This Youtube video features over fifty artworks by renowned Cuban Vanguardia master, René Portocarrero.

This Youtube video is accompanied by La Negra Tomasa (Bilongo), a song dedicated to the Kongolese Mandinga people brought to Cuba in the 16th and 17th century.

La Negra Tomasa (Bilongo) was first popularized by Rosendo Ruiz in the 1930's, and relaunched by the Grammy-winning ensemble, Buena Vista Social Club in the 1990s.

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