Santeria Drumming


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Santeria Drumming
Santeria drumming is a critical part of this Cuban religion, allowing belief and politics to mix together during ritual and celebration. The drumming is the mixer of these ingredients during ceremonies. It is critical to how this faith is digested by the faithful. This essay will attempt to unpack how Santeria drumming accomplishes this in an atmosphere of self concealment.
Music is important to Santeria, which is a syncretic religion combining Christianity and First Nations traditions with African faiths. It was formed by slaves brought to the Caribbean. The slavers criminalized their native African religions. Santeria has its own clergy and practices animal sacrifice. The slaves practicing Santeria had to conceal their...
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