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The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Kenneth Schweitzer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By ... More


An Afro-Cuban Batá Piece for Obatalá, King of the White Cloth

Robin Moore and Elizabeth Sayre

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides Cuban Batá drumming in analytical perspective, covering: Listening To Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming; The Music Of Obatalá; and Drum Talk In Obatalá.


Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Antonio Lopez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book uncovers an important, otherwise unrecognized century-long archive of literature and performance that reveals Cuban America as a space of overlapping Cuban and African diasporic ... More


Are Afro-Latins Black?: The Construction of Blackness in Black Theology

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the rhetorical construction and discursive function of blackness in Afro-Cuban and womanist theologies. It provides an overview of Afro-Cuban theology and discusses the ... More


Translations of Transnational Black Icons in the Poetics of Frances Harper

Monique-Adelle Callahan

in Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows how African American poet Frances Harper Harper explicitly transnationalizes the question of freedom and humanity for African Americans in the nineteenth century. In a country torn ... More


Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Miguel A. Bretos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book is a history of Matanzas, a Cuban city that has played a key role in the island's economic, social, and cultural development. Located on Cuba's northern shore, halfway between Havana and ... More


Latin Jazz, Afro-Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cubop, Caribbean Jazz, Jazz Latin, or Just … Jazz: The Politics of Locating an Intercultural Music

Christopher Washburne

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

A global music, transcultural in its stylistic scope, jazz embodies a nexus of intercultural exchange where African American musical traditions are blended with Latin American and Caribbean forms. ... More


Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introduction to the Afro-Cuban religion called Santería explores how it emerged and developed in Cuba out of transplanted Yoruba beliefs, and continues to spread and adjust to changing times and ... More


The Black Citizen of the Future: Afro-Cuban Activists and the 1959 Revolution

Devyn Spence Benson

in Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626727
eISBN:
9781469626741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626727.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

By the time 1959 arrived, Afro-Cuban activists, who had used a variety of tactics to fight for racial equality in the Cuban republic, interacted with the new government from three primary (physical ... More


Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Thomas F. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This detailed analysis of the poetry associated with the Afrocubanismo movement of the late 1920s infuses new life into the study of these remarkable works. Focusing on the representations of ... More


Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book compares Cuban American and African American religiosity, arguing that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. The book ... More


Performing Diasporas, or Cubanidad Meets Jim Crow: Miami in a Period of Demographic Transition before the Cuban Revolution

Darién J. Davis

in La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060118
eISBN:
9780813050485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060118.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the transculturation, or transfer, of Cuban cultural and musical practices across national boundaries from Cuba to the United States during the racially charged era of Jim ... More


Introduction

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines the intersection of Afro-Cuban and Latino/a culture and religiosity through the study of a particular group, the Cuban-American community. It proposes a theological analysis of the ... More


Introduction: Comparsas, Congas, and Chambelonas: Carnival and National Identity in Cuba

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Focusing on the representations of carnival and its comparsas (carnival bands and music), this book offers new readings of poems by seminal Cuban poets, examining how their poetic work illustrating ... More


Felipe Pichardo Moya's “La comparsa”: Afro-Cuban Carnival as Sinister Spectacle

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines a poem that is widely held to be one of the most significant precursors to the poetry of Afrocubanismo. Pichardo Moya's “La comparsa” was originally published in 1916—just four ... More


Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's “Juego santo”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The focus of this chapter—“Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's ‘Juego santo’”—is a little-studied poem by one of the earliest literary proponents of Afrocubanismo. This ... More


Carnival and Afro-Cuban Ritual in Nicolás Guillén's “Sensemayá: canto para matar una culebra”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter aims at demonstrating that “Sensemayá: para matar una culebra” can be viewed as an evocation of the controversies surrounding Afro-Cuban comparsas during the early decades of the Cuban ... More


“La conga prohibida”: Felix B. Caignet's Response to Carnival Controversy in Santiago de Cuba

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter sheds light on “La conga prohibida,” a marvelous poem composed by Felix B. Caignet. Among numerous poems which look at Afrocubanismo dealings with Afro-Cuban carnival celebrations, this ... More


Representations of Afro-Cuban Carnival in Three Poems by Marcelino Arozarena

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The chapter considers three poems composed by Afro-Cuban poet Marcelino Arozarena, “La comparsa del majá,” “La conga,” and “Carnaval de Santiago.” In this discussion of these poems, the chapter ... More


The Origins of Santería/Regla Lucumí

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses other social and historical factors that undoubtedly contributed to the emergence of Santería. It looks at Regla Lucumí, which is the name of the other popular and most ... More


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