Posts Tagged ‘Orisha Music’
The “Grandmothers of the Drum” series continues with a biography of Linda Thomas Jones, conga player, Orisha Musician, and writer of children’s music and books. Look for posts Wednesday July 21, 2010. See you then. In the mean time, check out the Drum Woman, Linda Thomas Jones and her work with autistic children!
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Songs for Yemaya are some of the sweetest and melodic in the pantheon of Orisha music. Enjoy this wonderful selection![vsw id="Q1Abm9K8Htk&hl=en " source="youtube" width="416" height="344" autoplay="no"]
You’re in luck! Today we begin a three week series on women drummers; those who have paved the way, those who hold open the doors, and those that have walked through to fill the rooms! Look for articles on Ubaka Hill, Fatu Lady Drummer, Mabiba Baegne and others. But first, enjoy this short clip present by Women Drummers International and feel the power of women on the drums! You will be glad that you did!
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Master Drummer, Francisco Aguabella, passed away on May 9, 2010 in California. Aguabella, a master of Orisha song, drum and dance came to the United States in the 1950’s and with other greats such as Patata and Tito Puentes. together these masters blasted open the doors of Salsa, Latin and Jazz music. the following clip is a tribute to the Influence of Aguabella and his master friends. Aguabella passed away of cancer in his home. May he fly in piece with Ancestor and Orisha.
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