SACRED SOUNDS OF
Rhythms of the Orishas: Collected by
Practitioners of the
Afro-Cuban religion Santería believe that powerful spirit
guidance and inspiration channeled in the form of song. Listening
intently makes one’s soul vibrate at the same frequency of the orisha
being praised, creating a bridge between God and humankind that
releases the orisha’s healing power. Sacred Sounds of
includes extremely rare and powerful field recordings made in the
hinterlands of Cuba in the 1950s during actual Santería rituals,
with studio recorded songs that feature 40 of the most gifted soloists,
choral singers, and drummers on the island.
(1955-2002) was head of the Santeria Temple Orisha Consciousness
Movement in Manhattan and the author of Cuban Santeria and
Shango: An African-American Titan.