The Yoruba Orisha tradition comes to New York City

Vega, Marta Moreno
June 1995
African American Review;Summer95, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p201
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Reports on the introduction of Yoruba Orisha tradition to New York City. Recruitment by researcher Katherine Dunham of drummers from Cuba; Members of the Yoruba community in the entertainment who helped promote songs and music of the Santeria tradition; Performance by Cuban-American Mercedes Nobles of her first initiation of Orisha; Existence of beta drums outside of Cuba.


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