Iré Elese Abure is a performance ensemble steeped in the dance, song, and drumming traditions of Afro-Cuban folklore.

The name, Iré Elese Abure, comes from the Yoruba culture that took root throughout the Americas, meaning “goodness from the hands of our brothers and sisters.” Through stage performance, the group strives to share various Afro-Cuban cultural practices, some of which were historically only experienced in religious contexts. However, by combining the sacred and the secular, we hope to inspire others to appreciate and celebrate these traditions.