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LA FUERZA DEL TAMBOR
(THE POWER OF THE DRUM):
Bata, Bembe y Güiro en Matanzas, Cuba with interviews and drumming demonstrations.

$25



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bata (2.7MB)
interview (3.9MB)
tambor (6.8MB)


LA FUERZA DEL TAMBOR (THE POWER OF THE DRUM)
Bata, Bembe y Güiro en Matanzas, Cuba
Released by Kabiosile.  90 Minutes.

“La Fuerza del Tambor”  offers a rare look inside the Matanzas Afro Cuban religious community, capturing a piece of history that is in danger of being lost. This DVD features public religious celebrations, drumming demonstrations, and interviews with elders of the Lucumí Santeria and Palo Mayombe traditions.
 
Chapters include never-before-seen footage of a unique set of Lucumi bembe drums, called Bembe Macagua, and a rare sequence of Palo Mayombe songs played with bata drums.  It also includes more traditional examples of the power of the drums to communicate with the African deities known as Orishas.  The film was recorded live in the home of Alfredo Calvo, widely regarded as the most knowledgeable Santero and Palero in Matanzas.
 
In addition to the eight segments of live public drumming celebrations and the two drumming demonstrations, Calvo and several other respected members of the Matanzas Afro Cuban community are interviewed on such topics as the relationship between Palo and the sacred bata drums and the birth of the Bembe Macagua drums.
 
Subtitles are included for all of the Lucumí and Palo songs, many of which are no longer sung anywhere in Cuba except Matanzas.  Interviews are in Spanish with English subtitles.
CHAPTERS
  1. Entrevista: La Fuerza del Tambor (Interview: The Power of the Drum)
  
2. Toques para Yemaya (Rhythms for Yemaya)
  
3. Cantos para Agayu (Songs for Agayu)
  
4. 
Entrevista: La Presentación de Iyawos (Interview: The Presentation de Iyawos)
  
5. La Presentación de Dos Yemayas (The Presentation of Two Yemayas)
  
6. Chango, oba ni koso (Chango, the King of Dancing)
  
7. Entrevista: Palo y Aña (Interview: Palo and Aña)
  
8. Demonstración: Palo y Aña (Demonstration: Palo and Aña)
  
9. Ahora sí se partió la siguaralla (Now the strong stick has been broken)
10. Entrevista: La Mezla de Tambores (Interview: Mixing the Drum Together)
11. Güiro para Ogun (Güiro for Ogun)
12. Bembe Macagua: Historia y Demonstración
      (Bembe Macagua: History and Demonstra

13. Bembe Macagua para Ogun (Bembe Macagua for Ogun)
14. 
Bembe Macagua para Ochun (Bembe Macagua for Ochun)
15. Enseñando la Próxima Generación (Teaching the Next Generation)
16. Los Integrantes (The Artists)

$25



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