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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941677707
  • Publisher: White Cliffs Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Performance in World Music Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,279,567
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 8
Chapter 1 Historical Background 11
The Religious Context 11
Synthesis in Cuba 12
The Foundations of Santeria in New York City 14
Transcription Sources -- New York Tradition 15
Musical and Religious Ideals 17
Chapter 2 The Instrumental Ensemble 19
Construction 19
Tuning 20
Symbolism 22
Chapter 3 Musical Structure 23
The Music Ceremonies 23
The Oru del Igbodu 24
The Concept of Clave 25
The Salutes 26
Ensemble Performance 27
Instrumental Roles 27
Playing Technique 33
Chapter 4 Transcription and Analysis 35
Transcription Problems 35
Eleggua 37
Ogun 38
Ochosi 38
Obaloke 39
Inle 39
Babalu Aye 40
Osain 40
Osun 41
Obatala 41
Dada 42
Oggue 42
Agayu 42
Orula 42
Oricha Oko 42
Ibedyi 43
Chango 43
Yeggua 44
Oya 44
Ochun 45
Yemaya 45
Obba 45
Odudua 46
The Oru Del Igbodu - Transcriptions 45
Eleggua 47
Ogun 50
Ochosi 53
Obaloke 57
Inle 59
Babalu Aye (1) 62
Babalu Aye (2) 63
Osain 65
Osun 68
Osun (Alternate Version) 70
Obatala 72
Dada 77
Oggue 80
Agayu 82
Orula 87
Oricha Oko 89
Oricha Oko (Alternate Version) 91
Ibedyi 94
Chango 96
Yeggua 100
Oya 102
Oya (Alternate Versions) 105
Ochun 107
Yemaya 109
Obba 116
Odudua 119
Annotated Bibliography 121
Discography 124
Glossary 125
Index 127
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