The artistry of Afro-Cuban batá drumming : aesthetics, transmission, bonding, and creativity (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The artistry of Afro-Cuban batá drumming : aesthetics, transmission, bonding, and creativity

Author: Kenneth Schweitzer
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
Series: Caribbean studies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumi/Santeria religion, Afro-Cuban bata are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By imitating aspects of speech and song and by metaphorically referencing salient attributes of the deities, bata drummers facilitate the communal praising of orisha in a music ritual known as a toque de santo. In The Artistry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Schweitzer
ISBN: 9781617036699 1617036692 9781617036705 1617036706
OCLC Number: 859433888
Description: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Lucumí religion and its music ; Omo Añá : the fraternity of batá drummers ; Overview of the batá repertoire ; Learning the basics : experiential learning ; Pancho Quinto : rumbero and batalero ; Traditional ñongo : musical analysis ; Modern ñongo : the evolution of a toque.
Series Title: Caribbean studies series
Responsibility: Kenneth Schweitzer.
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Kenneth Schweitzer blends musical transcription, musical analysis, interviews, ethnographic descriptions, and observations from his own experience as a ritual drummer to highlight the complex  Read more...

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