Uproar
  • Year2020
  • Duration20 min

Deep in the poorest neighbourhood of Havana, you will find Rumba Morena; a band of nine drummers and singers performing with astounding passion and fervour. Whilst it is not unusual to hear Rumba drifting from back alleys in Havana, Rumba Morena is different - they are all women. Cuban Rumba is traditionally played by men only, and Rumba Morena breaks the mould. Uproar explores the complex intersection of religion, music and gender dynamics of Rumba Morena – and the roots influencing the male resistance to it.

  • Director(s): Moe Najati
  • Producer(s): Matt Cooper, Georgia Woolley
  • Country: Cuba
  • Language: Spanish
  • Premiere status: World Premiere