The Music of Santeria: Traditional Rhythms of the Bata Drums with CD (Audio) / Edition 2

The Music of Santeria: Traditional Rhythms of the Bata Drums with CD (Audio) / Edition 2

by John Amira, Steven Cornelius, Steven Cornelius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0941677702

ISBN-13: 9780941677707

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: White Cliffs Media, Incorporated

Santeria is a religion that has its roots in Africa and Cuba, combining West African religious traditions with Catholicism. Music is central to the religious philosophy.

In this illuminating guide the authors transcribe the concise, highly distilled musical prayers of ritual bata drumming. They also detail the belief system of Santeria. Theirs is the only English

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Overview

Santeria is a religion that has its roots in Africa and Cuba, combining West African religious traditions with Catholicism. Music is central to the religious philosophy.

In this illuminating guide the authors transcribe the concise, highly distilled musical prayers of ritual bata drumming. They also detail the belief system of Santeria. Theirs is the only English language book on what has long been a strictly oral tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941677707
Publisher:
White Cliffs Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Performance in World Music Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword7
Introduction8
Chapter 1Historical Background11
The Religious Context11
Synthesis in Cuba12
The Foundations of Santeria in New York City14
Transcription Sources -- New York Tradition15
Musical and Religious Ideals17
Chapter 2The Instrumental Ensemble19
Construction19
Tuning20
Symbolism22
Chapter 3Musical Structure23
The Music Ceremonies23
The Oru del Igbodu24
The Concept of Clave25
The Salutes26
Ensemble Performance27
Instrumental Roles27
Playing Technique33
Chapter 4Transcription and Analysis35
Transcription Problems35
Eleggua37
Ogun38
Ochosi38
Obaloke39
Inle39
Babalu Aye40
Osain40
Osun41
Obatala41
Dada42
Oggue42
Agayu42
Orula42
Oricha Oko42
Ibedyi43
Chango43
Yeggua44
Oya44
Ochun45
Yemaya45
Obba45
Odudua46
The Oru Del Igbodu - Transcriptions45
Eleggua47
Ogun50
Ochosi53
Obaloke57
Inle59
Babalu Aye (1)62
Babalu Aye (2)63
Osain65
Osun68
Osun (Alternate Version)70
Obatala72
Dada77
Oggue80
Agayu82
Orula87
Oricha Oko89
Oricha Oko (Alternate Version)91
Ibedyi94
Chango96
Yeggua100
Oya102
Oya (Alternate Versions)105
Ochun107
Yemaya109
Obba116
Odudua119
Annotated Bibliography121
Discography124
Glossary125
Index127

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