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Carlos Aldama's Life in Batá

Cuba, Diaspora, and the Drum

Carlos Aldama's Life in Batá( )
Author: Vaughan, Umi
Aldama, Carlos
Publication Date:Apr 2012
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $21.99
Book Description:

Batá identifies both the two-headed, hourglass-shaped drum of the Yoruba people and the culture and style of drumming, singing, and dancing associated with it. This book recounts the life story of Carlos Aldama, one of the masters of the batá drum, and through that story traces the history of batá culture as it traveled from Africa to Cuba and then to the United States. For the enslaved Yoruba, batá rhythms helped sustain the religious and cultural practices of a people that had...
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Detailed Subjects: Music / History & Criticism
Music / Ethnic

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