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The Africanness of Dance in Cuba

Graciela Chao Carbonero and Melba Núñez Isalbe (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cuban dance researcher Graciela Chao Carbonero discusses how the African element penetrates all aspects of Cuban dance. She begins with the African-based danced religions of Cuba, Regla de Ocha or ... 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 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


Beliefs and Practices of Santería

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/9780813030203.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the different beliefs and practices of Santería. The most important belief is in the aché or ashe, which is a supernatural power, universal vibration, and immanent energy. The ... More


Priesthood

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/9780813030203.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the powerful trend in Santería towards the need of initiates for the priesthood to go through further training and to acquire further powers by receiving new orichas. This ... More


Illness and Death

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/9780813030203.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses beliefs regarding illness and death. The believers of Santería think that arun or disease is actually caused by both natural and supernatural factors. Santeros and santeras ... More


Santería's Rituals: Locus, Form, and Paraphernalia

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/9780813030203.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the different rituals of Santería and some of the components of the religion, such as temples, sacrifices, and religious images. It is noted that despite adverse circumstances, ... More


Oracles

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/9780813030203.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the oracles of Santería, who represent the process of divination. They are the means by which followers learn the wishes, recommendations, recriminations, and desires of the ... More


Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin: The Creator God

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/9780813030203.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the Creator God, Olodamare, whom most believers of Santería view as an omnipotent god. He has no cult, no priests, and he does not possess believers during festivals because he ... More


The Origin of Good and Evil

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/9780813030203.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The believers of Santería have one thing in common with non-believers: their curiosity regarding the reasons for the presence of horror and pain. This chapter discusses a pataki that intends to ... More


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