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Cult Music of Cuba

Various Artists
Cult Music of Cuba

These recordings were made in Havana, Guanabacoa, and Matanzas Province in 1940, during a field trip sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, in cooperation with Columbia University’s Archive of Primitive Music.

"African traditions have survived strongly, in some respects, to this day. Music and dancing of the African variety have persisted in the cabildos, or societies, organized by the Afro-Cubans. A great many of these societies have a religious basis, while others are survivals of secret organizations which existed previously on the African continent..."


Estas grabaciones fueron realizadas en La Habana, Guanabacoa, y Matanzas en 1940, durante un trabajo de campo financiado por el American Council of Learned Societies, en cooperación con el Archive of Primitive Music de Columbia University.

"Las herencia de las tradiciones africanas ha sobrevivido de manera muy fuerte, en algunos aspectos, hasta nuestros días. Música y danza de origen africano han sobrevivido en los cabildos organizados por los cubanos de piel negra. Una buena cantidad de estas sociedades tienen un carácter religioso, mientras que otras son remanentes de sociedades secretas que existían previamente en el continente africano..."


Track Listing

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Song to Legba and Yemaya (Two Male Voices, Drum, Rattle) Two male singers with iya drum and atchere 3:09
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102
Lucumi Song (Two Male Voices, Drum, Rattle) Two Abakwa society male Lucumi singers with iya drum and atchere 1:24
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103
Song to Orisha Oko (Female Voice) Female singer 1:25
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104
Abakwa Song (Male Chorus, Drums) Male Abakwa chorus and drummers from Guanabacoa 2:36
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105
Song to Orisha Chango (Male Chorus, Drums) Male chorus, drummers 2:41
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Abakwa Song (Male Chorus, Drums) Male Abakwa chorus and drummers from Guanabacoa 2:45
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202
Djuka Drums Three drummers 0:57
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203
Lucumi Drums Three Lucumi drummers 0:56
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204
Djuka Song (Drums and Chorus) Chorus, drummers 0:51
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205
Song to Chango (Male Chorus, Drums) Male chorus, drummers 2:48
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206
Song to Obatala (Male Chorus, Drums) Male Lucumi chorus, drummers 2:37

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