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The History of Djembe Drumming in America: Part 2

Djembe Drums

Djembe Drums

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Four Year Old Slams on the Djembe

Sometimes we have to stop and celebrate little joys and expressions of creativity.  This is one of those times. Check out this four year old playing the djembe!  Now that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! share love with your children!
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Obini Bata: Women Orisha Bata Ensemble

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Women playing bata have been prohibited from playing these sacred drums.  It is said that this was not always the case. With the introduction of Los Reglas de Ocha, or The rules of priesthood, came the introduction of the Ceremony of Ana, or introducing the drums and drummers to the spirit of the the Dead or the spirit of Music, depending upon who you talk to .  the purpose was to make the act of playing to Orisha a sacred act.  Several Prohibitions were also introduced at this time; the prohibition of using non-consecrated drums in ceremony, the prohibition of non-priests playing in ceremony and most notably, the prohibition of women playing the Bata drums.

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Obini Bata: Una Sonrisa Para el Tambor

Obinin Bata

Obini Bata

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Bata Drumming in Orisha Music

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