Women Drummers Break Barriers in Traditional Cuba Percussion

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  • Held Back by Religion and Bias
  • Into the Unknown
  • An Increase in Women Drummers
  • Technique and Taste
  • A Wave of Change
  • A Boy's Club No More

A Wave of Changes

Although traditional Afro-Cuban priests still consider female batistas as sacrilegious, the wave of women drummers emerging in national rumba and rock groups and teaching and performing overseas reflects a groundbreaking inclusion by their male peers like never before. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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