Obbedi is an essential primer for students of the Santeria religion, or of the West African religious tradition as it is practiced in Cuba today. It contains the translations to Spanish and English... More > of nearly 100 ancient Yoruba songs that are commonly heard in Santeria rituals and in percussion and song classrooms that cover this genre, as well as basic background about each orisha and the stories that are frequently reflected in these songs.
A companion CD with all of the songs in the book, featuring Lazaro Pedroso, Jesus Diaz, Miguelito Bernal, Michael Spiro and Lichi Fuentes, is available through www.cdbaby.com.< Less
An essential reference for students of Afro-Cuban music or the Santeria religion as it is practiced in Cuba today. This book contains translations into Spanish and English of nearly 100 songs to 22... More > orishas and Egun (ancestor spirits), as well as an extensive introduction describing the history and evolution of religious ceremonies with their roots in the Yoruba-Lukumi tribes of West Africa. It contains important guidance for anyone who wants to become a singer within this tradition, as well as basic information about the orishas to whom the songs are addressed in English and in Spanish.< Less