Pataki is a dictionary of ancient Yoruba words, translated to Spanish and then to English. It is an essential reference for anyone who wishes to delve into the roots of the orisha songs of the... More > ancient West African Yoruba/Lukumi tradition as it is practiced in Cuba today.
Lázaro Pedroso has devoted an academic and spiritual lifetime in Havana, Cuba, to teaching a new generation the traditions and religions that were carried to the New World 300 years ago as the sole possessions of West African slaves. This book represents a lifetime of knowledge, study and practice, and the author’s commitment to pass that information on to the future so that the ancient orishas will live on through the religious devotion of future generations.< Less
A translation of 72 songs sung to the spirits of deceased ancestors in the tradition of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion.
Translated by Afro-Cuban scholar Lázaro Pedroso (Ogun Tola) from the... More > original Lukumi language that was brought to Cuba by West African slaves, these songs are relevant both to students of the history of African religions that were brought to the Caribbean hundreds of years ago, as well as to students of the African religions and traditions that have spread through musical and spiritual practices from the Caribbean and and that are practiced throughout the world today.
A companion CD is available on www.cdbaby.com featuring Lázaro Pedroso, Jesús Diáz, Miguelito Bernal, MIchael Spiro, Eric Barberia and Lichi Fuentes.< Less