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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.


Obatala/Obatalá and Oduduwa/Odudua: Creator Gods

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/9780813030203.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the Creator Gods, Obatala and Oduduwa, as they are worshipped in Africa and Cuba. The Obatala is the oldest and most important orisha in the Yoruba pantheon and is one of the ... More


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