Our name, ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company is used with respect for the living tradition of Abakua societies and their music in Cuba.


Founded by Frankie Martinez, ABAKUÁ  Afro-Latin Dance Company is a 501 (c) 3 Non- Profit organization that seeks advance and promote the art of Afro-Latin dance worldwide. Through the avenues of performance, presence and education, the ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company cultivates interest and talent in future generations in the art of Afro-Latin dance.  Based in New York City, the ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company continues to establish itself as a major presence in the international dance community through its revolutionary choreography and uncompromising vision.