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CDs

ECHUN OKIRY - Guiro for Eleggua
Music of Santeria, Live Ceremonial Afro-Cuban Music. Santeria ceremony to honor and evoke Eleggua.
Released by earthcds.

$16

2 CD set $21


GUIRO FOR OCHUN AND YEMAYA
A recording of an authentic Santeria ritual for 2 orishas; Ochun, the goddess of love and Yemaya, the goddess of the Oceans and mother of all the orishas.
Released by earthcds.

$16

2 CD set $21


RELIGIOUS MUSIC OF PALO MONTE
A Cajon Ceremony. Live Afro-Cuban Music. Palo Monte ceremony in Havana.

Released by earthcds.

$16



TAMBOR FOR OBATALA
Music of Santeria, Live Ceremonial Afro-Cuban Music. Ceremony is for Obatala, the creator of humans and King of the Orishas.

Released by earthcds.

$16

3 CD set $27


OMI ARABBI: Live in Havana
- at the Proyecto La California
Afro-Cuban folkloric performance recorded live in Havana, Cuba. Great examples of bata, guiro, rumba, bata-rumba with plenty of live energy!

Released by earthcds.

$17



TAMBOR LUKUMI - Andres Chacon & Ire Ire
In this three CD box set, the late great Andres Chacon plays Lukumi, Abakua and Arara styles with his group Ire Ire. Recorded live at his home in La Havana, Cuba 2001. A bilingual (English & Spanish) 28 page full color booklet with notes, interviews (with Andres Chacon) and photos is included!
Released by Earthcds Partners & Middle Path Media.

$28


IRE IRE, LUKUMI:
Afro-Cuban Devotional Music

Bata drumming and singing recorded at the home of Andres Chacon in Havana, Cuba.
Released by Lila Records.

$15


GRUPO CUERO Y CAJON
Grupo Cuero y Cajon is a group of Cuban musicians who perform regularly at religious festivities in and around the area of Marianao (a "suburb" of Havana).
Released by Nolan Warden.

$15


BATA Y BEMBE DE MANTANZAS I
Experience the power of Matanzas-style Orisha music as performed by Alfredo Calvo (one of the most knowledgeable and talented Afro-Cuban folkloric singers alive today) and his Grupo Ana Oba Tola.
Released by Kabiosile.

$15


CANTOS DE PALO
You asked for it, you got it. Many extended cuts of Palo music recorded in Santiago de Cuba. Featuring the best of the best. Great quality and very powerful!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CANTOS DE PALO - Volume 2
For all of those of you that keep begging for more Palo music, Luca brings us his second Palo CD. Thank you!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CANTOS A LOS ORISHAS
Cuba's Yoruba traditions with some of Eastern Cuba's most respected percussionists and singers bring you you some of the best quality Orisha music recorded today.
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CANTOS A ELEGUA
This CD devoted entirely to the Orisha Elegua gives you the feeling and energy of a real ceremony but the quality of a studio recording...absolutely beautiful.
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CANTOS A OGUN
This CD devoted entirely to the Orisha Ogun gives you the feeling and energy of a real ceremony but the quality of a studio recording...absolutely beautiful.
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CANTOS A OSHOSI
This CD devoted entirely to the Orisha Oshosi gives you the feeling and energy of a real ceremony but the quality of a studio recording...absolutely beautiful.
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CANTOS A OBATALA
Perhaps Luca's best CD ever, devoted entirely to Obatala with extended tracks to give you the feeling and energy of a real ceremony but the quality of a studio recording.
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


CAJON PA EL MUERTO
Cajon music & songs recorded in high quality with exceptional musicians, this CD delivers strength, sweetness and passion, a must!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$14


RITMOS CUBAFRICANOS, VOL. 1
Recorded in the Eastern province of Cuba. Cutumba is from Santiago de Cuba and brings you many examples of Afro-Franco-Haitian-Cuban rhythms that are rarely heard!
Released by the Academy of Cuban Folklore and Dance.

$18


RITMOS CUBAFRICANOS, VOL. 2
Second CD from Cutumba in Santiago de Cuba. These are great quality recordings and we are pleased to be able to offer them to you. This one has examples of Bantu rhythms (Palo, Yuka, Makuta) and rumba.
Released by the Academy of Cuban Folklore and Dance.

$18


ORISHAS - Musica para Danzar
Beautiful collection of orisha songs accompanied with the bata drums with a full chorus from Cutumba in Santiago de Cuba, one of Cuba's most vibrant folkloric dance troupes. High quality recording!
Released by the Academy of Cuban Folklore and Dance.

$18


OJAJARA EGUE
An Afro-Cuban/Santeria guiro to give Moforibale to the orishas. Our goal as a group is to capture the essence of the African songs to delight and call the Orishas down to earth.
Produced by Miguel Rodriguez.

$15


OLUFINA BABA MI
Dedicated to the conservation of the Yoruba music and religion. The group is composed of a mixture of young men and women all united by one belief.
Released by Gosan Records.

$13


SACRED SOUNDS OF SANTERIA
Sacred Sounds of Santeria includes rare field recordings made in Cuba in the 1950s during actual Santeria rituals.
Released by Destiny Recordings.

$13


SACRED SOUNDS OF THE FEMALE ORISHAS
This unique offering of Santeria contains praise songs to the different aspects of the Goddess in the form of Oya, Yemaya, Oshun, Yewa, and Obba.
Released by Destiny Recordings.

$13


GRUPO AFROCUBA:
Raices Africanas

Raices Africanas is Afrocuba's first full-length recording since their founding over 30 years ago.
Released by Shanachie.

$16


SANTISIMO EN RITUAL
This live recording opens up an authentic window into one of the most intense ceremonies within the Santeria tradition, the ritual drum feast.
Released by Luz Productions.

$13


AFRO-CUBA: A MUSICAL ANTHOLOGY
Represented in this collection are the four major divisions of Afro-Cuban culture: Lucumi, Arara, Abakua, and Kongo recorded between 1948 and 1994!

Out of print, but in stock, please click title or picture for more information.

Released by Rounder.

$28


CHANTS ET RYTHMES AFROCUBAINS
Afro-Cuban Songs and Rhythms.
Recordings from 1997 of 'The Ensemble Afroamerica'. Hard to find import.
Released by VDE-Gallo.

$20


MUSIC OF CUBA
Originally released in 1985, these are special order re-issues with introduction, notes and transcriptions by John Santos.
Released by Folkways.

$18


CULT MUSIC OF CUBA
Recordings made in Havana, Guanabacoa, and Matanzas Province in 1940, originally released in 1949, these are special order re-issues. Very rare and hard to find!
Released by Folkways.

$18


CARNAVAL IN CUBA
Here we find real examples of many styles of music from Carnaval in Havana and Santiago recorded in the streets in 1980.
Released by Folkways.

$18


AFRO-CUBA: TUMBA FRANCESA
Great example of a rare style of Haitian spiced Afro-Cuban folkloric music. Recorded in Cuba at EGREM. Nice package with beautiful color photos!
Released by Soul Jazz Records.

$22


DVDs

OMI INA & OBBARA
Cajon Espiritual
Two Afro-Cuban folkloric groups drumming and singing in their homes in Havana, Cuba.
Released by earthcds partners.

$25



OBINI BATA CUBA: Conjunto Feminino
de percusion, canto y danza

This DVD is a live recording of a performance given by Obini Bata, the first group of females in Cuba, to play the bata drums profesionally.
Released by earthcds partners.

$25


RUMBON TROPICAL
Features the Cuban music and dance group "Rumberos De Cuba" in an intimate party-performance.
Released by Boogalu Productions.

$32


U LAKA LAKA LA
Carnaval La Habana 2003
A spectacular festival that incorporates an extrordinary array of Cuba's diverse cultural traditions.
Released by Boogalu Productions.

$32


VAMOS AL TAMBOR
Presentations in Mantanzas, Cuba
Two separate Lucumi Santeria presentations, both of which were recorded live at the home of Alfredo Calvo in Matanzas.
Released by Kabiosile.

$25


LA FUERZA DEL TAMBOR
(THE POWER OF THE DRUM)

A rare look inside an Afro Cuban religious community, capturing an endangered piece of history, featuring religious celebrations, demonstrations, and interviews.
Released by Kabiosile.

$25


RUMBAMBEO: Cajon-Bata-Rumba
with Chaguito y Sus Timberos

Afro-Cuban music and dance performance of a unique gathering of some of the most outstanding musicians, singers, and dancers in Cuba today.
Released by Boogalu Productions.

$32


TREMENDO VACILON
A panorama of music and dance in Cuba. Shot in Havana and Santiago, the film consists of 18 intimate performance events.
Released by Boogalu Productions.

$32



DESCARGA: PI-MOZAMBI-SON
A popular/folkloric Cuban music 'jam session' with Chaguito y Sus Timberos (former musical director of Clave Y Guaguaco
Released by Boogalu Productions.

$32



HAVANA CENTRO:
Cuba's Musical and Spiritual Underground

Close and personal look into religious and popular musical styles in Havana Centro as well as dance and scenes of everyday life.
Released by Paul Johnson Films.

$20



LUCUMI - THE RUMBERO OF CUBA
Tony Gatlif brings us epic scenes as young rumbero Michael Herrera Duarte (Lucumi) stars in this film with Cuban legends Tata Guines & Pancho Quinto. Beautiful cinematography coupled with great drumming and dancing...you'll love watching this one!
A Tony Gatlif Film.

$25

home use only

$60

public, school,
library use


Books - instructional

BATA RHYTHMS FROM MATANZAS, CUBA
Transcriptions of the Oru Seco

This 114 page book of transcriptions is designed to accompany El Lenguaje del Tambor: Bata Rhythms from Matanzas, Cuba, a 2-disc set of instructional DVDs that presents the Oro Seco as played in Matanzas, Cuba. They offer the most detailed and complete documentation of the fundamentals of Matanzas-style bata drumming ever produced.
Released by Kabiosile.

$40

Buy this with the
2 DVD set and save $15!
$75

Book / CD sets - instructional


ORAL TRADITIONS OF THE LUKUMI
73 AfroCuban songs for the Orishas complete with transcriptions, translations and narrations to help give insight into the meaning of these popular Lukumi songs. A special project from earthcds for you!
Released by Earthcds.

$38




CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 1: Cantos a Elegua
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 60 page book to learn many songs for Elegua. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 2: Cantos a Ogun
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 60 page book to learn many songs for Ogun. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 3: Cantos a Obatala
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 60 page book to learn many songs for Obatala. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 4: Cantos a Oshun
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 72 page book to learn many songs for Oshun. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 5: Cantos a Shango
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 70 page book to learn many songs for Shango. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 6: Cantos a Yemaya
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 80 page book to learn many songs for Yemaya. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 7: Cantos a Oya

50 songs, 3 CDs and a 70 page book to learn many songs for Oya. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 8: Cantos a Babalu Aye
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 68 page book to learn many songs for Babalu Aye. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 9: Cantos a Orula
50 songs, 3 CDs and a 74 page book to learn many songs for Orula. Songs are presented in call and response with coro, first with bell and then with bata. Great package!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 10: Cantos a Egun
This is the one everyone has been waiting for. Luca brings us 50 songs for the Egun. Once again on 3 CDs and all transcribed throughly in a spiral bound book. A must have!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 11: Cantos de Congos (Palo)
Monumental collection of 50 Palo songs presented as a study guide on 3 CDs and a 78 page spiral bound book.
MANY people have been waiting a LONG time for something like this...I have been getting requests for years and now I am very pleased to have this to offer!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volume 12: Cantos de Congos (Makuta)
Luca's 2nd and long awaited set in the Bantu/Congo traditions - M A K U T A
Once again, 3 CDs with book, so beautiful!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$50



CANTOS AFROCUBANOS
Volumes 1-10:
PURCHASE THE FIRST 10 SETS OF
LUCA'S MONUMENTAL SERIES AND
SAVE $50!
Released by Luca Brandoli.

$450


DVDs - instructional


HOW TO PLAY SHEKERE
Michael Pluznick guides you through the basics of how to play the African-beaded gourd or "shekere". Easy-to-follow segments for 12/8 and 4/4, various techniques, exercises and solos. Highly recommended for beginners and advanced players alike.
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$25




HOW TO THE PLAY SEKERE - VOLUME 2
Sequel to Vol. 1 geared for intermediate to advanced players with advanced solo techniques, ensemble playing, concepts for popular music styles, African & Cuban drum rhythms for sekere and more!
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$36




HOW TO THE PLAY AFRO-CUBAN CONGAS
Michael Pluznick shows how to play traditional and original variations of many of the most popular Afro-Cuban rhythms and rhythm arrangements including Guaguanco, Bembe, Mozambique, Songo and more!
Released by Earthcds Partners.

$36




EL LENGUAJE DEL TAMBOR
Bata Rhythms & Techniques from Matanzas

This comprehensive 2 disc DVD package offers more than 5 hours of drumming demonstrations, tutorials, and interviews featuring Master of Afro Cuban Percussion Daniel Alfonso Herrera, the most sought after percussion instructor in Matanzas, Cuba.
(Spanish with English subtitles)
Released by Kabiosile.

$50

Buy this with the book of transcriptions and save $15!
$75


DANCES OF THE ORISHA
Learn Afro-Cuban folkloric dance from master teacher Jose Francisco Barroso as he guides students on a journey through the Orishas from beginner basics, to the more advanced.
Produced by Obakoso Dance Co.

$32



RUMBA (2 DVD SET - Yambu & Guaguanco)
First in a series from the Academy of Cuban Folklore & Dance. Clear and informative, easy to learn from with performance extras!
Released by the Academy of Cuban
Folklore & Dance

$38



ELEGGUA (Dance instruction)
This DVD features over 60 minutes of detailed instruction on 4 of the most well-known toques of Eleggua: La Lumbanche, La Topa, Ynongo & Chachalokuafun.
Released by the Academy of Cuban
Folklore & Dance

$32


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