Founded in 1998 in Puerto Rico, the sole mission of Yuba Iré is to interpret the diverse folkloric music of the Afro-Caribbean. And while the core of the material on ¡Esta Es Mi Rumba! Was the first release, is clearly rumba and folklore Cubana (guaguancó, yambú, columbia, palo), their repertoire does cast a wider net by encompassing the folklore of Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Sicá, yubá, cuembé, holandé, seis corridos as well as la plena, güiro, bembé, abakuá and comparsa are performed at their live performances as well. Directed by percussionist Héctor Calderón Torres, Yubá Iré is also made up of Diego Centeno, Jose Camara, Víctor Emmanuelli, Edgardo Hernández, David Atanasio, Paoli Mejías, Felipe Del Valle, Samuel Gascot and others. With clarity of vision and a soul of fire, Taller Folklórico Yubá Iré walks a path that is inhabited by the spirit of by Yoruba Andabo, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Grupo Afro Cuba, Paracumbé and the Familia Cepeda.