Label: Areito - LD-3325 • Series: Antologia De La Musica Afrocubana - Vol I • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Cuba • Genre: Latin, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Afro-Cuban
The CD set includes a wide repertoire of Afro-Cuban musics, and the booklet provides background information and detailed performance descriptions in both Spanish and English. The ten volumes are. The Afro-Cuban musical landscape is far from homogenous; musical traditions stem from an array of places in Africa.
These African musical traditions, which themselves are not static or homogenous, intermingled with the musical styles of other African traditions in Cuba as well as Spanish-influenced musics. The result has been the fascinating duality of tradition [End Page ] and innovation. While many elements of African cultural practices, including music, became syncretized with other communities in Cuba to varying degrees, some traditions remain specific to particular regions and ethnicities from Africa.
It is in the marriage between these diverse cultural elements that the identity of Afro-Cuban music is born and that this anthology is able to represent. We are presented with an amalgamation of African musical elements as well as features unique to specific traditions and ethnicities.
The first volume in the series, Viejos Cantos Afrocubanos Old Afro-Cuban Chants presents pieces Freestyle (Dissin Betty & Baredda) - Heavy Rotation* - Presents Street Wars 6 a wide range of Afro-Cuban musical traditions, while the remaining nine volumes each focus on a specific tradition.
In the notes to Volume 1, Linares explains the process that Afro-Cuban cultural forms underwent in their journey from Africa to Cuba through the concept of transculturation. In her attempt to illustrate the breadth of Afro-Cuban musical culture and the dynamicism of these traditions, Linares unfortunately falls into a few traps.
The choice of language some meanings may be lost in translation is jarring at times, and the complex process of musical and cultural interaction and exchange is portrayed as Darwinian.
The result for the reader is, unfortunately, a picture of something that closely resembles Unlockable Hips - Jo Buddy* - Jo Buddy Meets Funky Kingstone (Vinyl, Album) survival of the fittest, and the erasure of the musical and ideological choices people make.
The music in this volume represents well the enormous variety of Afro-Cuban musical cultures and the complexity of interaction that has taken place in Cuba. The Yoruba peoples of West Take It Easy - Various - Cotton Club brought to Cuba traditional religion, music, and dance. Traditional Yoruba religion is constructed upon a hierarchical system of thought, manifested through a pantheon of deities.
These deities orichas are positioned below Olorun God Almightywho is beyond [End Page ] human comprehension, an unattainable creative entity. Practitioners of traditional Yoruba religion, therefore, communicate with the orichas, each of which embodies an aspect of Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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