by John Mason
This is the first comprehensive translation and review of now more than 700 Yoruba songs that have been used in Cuba, by Africans and their descendents, for over three hundred years, and in the U.S., since the 1950's, to praise and envoke some 25 orisa/deities. The classical character of the music, songs, and historic/elemental archtypes is fully discussed. *This edition includes a 38 & 12 page photo-insert containing rare and never before published photographs. An audio CD of orisa songs is now included.
Paperback: 559 pages