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Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957 : Afro-Cuban sacred music from the countryside.

Author: Lydia Cabrera; Josefina Tarafa
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Folk music : YorubaView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Field recordings
Music
Sound recordings
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Cabrera; Josefina Tarafa
OCLC Number: 48846771
Language Note: Sung principally in Yoruba and Bantu.
Notes: "[T]hese recordings preserve extremely rare bembé lukumi ritual drumming used by practitioners of Santeria to summon the gods or salute Cuba's African nations. ... With origins in Yoruba religion in West Africa, this music reveals the roots of today's Afro-Cuban ceremonial practices"--Container.
"From the historic recordings of Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa"--Container.
Compact disc.
Program notes in English, with bibliographical and discographical references, by Morton Marks, and song texts with English translations (28 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Various performers.
Event notes: Recorded in Matanzas, Cuba, 1957.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Toque Oyo (2:56) --
Toque Arará (3:59) --
Toque Mina-Yona (obatalá) (2:19) / (Domingo Hernández, Marcelo Carreras, Angel Rolando, drums ; Domingo Hernández, Jr., hoe blade) --
Mo juba ocha = I pay homage to the orisha (1:49) --
Ogún Onile (1:55) / (Inés Sotomayor and group) --
Ibarabo ago mo juba = Song for Eleguá (3:06) --
Song for Ogún (3:16) --
Oshosi: Ayilodá mala mala de = Song for Oshosi (4:47) / (Marcos Portillo Dominguez and group) --
Omodara dei = Song for Orishaoko / (Emiliano de Armas and group) (2:59) --
Babaluaiyé (3:20) --
Shangó (5:18) --
Oyá (4:12) --
Yemayá (3:18) / (Marcos Portillo Dominguez and group) --
Osain songs / (Domingo Hernandez) (1:23) --
Guirigi tongo un mene mene ó (1:10) --
Magó kueki bay arere (1:22) --
Okun leo, vamo' pa' la loma (1:12) / (Florinda Pastor, Agustin Diago and group) --
Toque Yesá: for Inlé / (Domingo Hernández, Marcelo Carreras, Angel Rolando, drums ; Domingo Hernández, Jr., hoe blade) (1:52) --
Urú Dadá (2:41) --
Shangó moforibale (2:52) --
Yeyé/Songs for Iroko (2:18) / (Alberto Yenkins and group) --
Toque Yesá: for Oshún / (Domingo Hernández, Marcelo Carreras, Angel Rolando, drums ; Domingo Hernández, Jr., hoe blade) (1:36) --
Moforibale Ogún = I pay homage to Ogún / (Unknown soloist with Inés Sotomayor and group) (1:42) --
Olokun / (Fernando Hernández, vocals ; Inés Sotomayor's group) (1:58) --
Toque egbado (1:27) --
Toque de bembé (3:30) / (Domingo Hernández, Marcelo Carreras, Angel Rolando, drums ; Domingo Hernández, Jr., hoe blade).
Other Titles: Matanzas, Cuba, circa 1957
Afro-Cuban sacred music from the countryside

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