Drumming for the Gods The Life and Times of Felipe Garc�a Villamil, Santero, Palero and Abakua

ISBN-10: 1566397316
ISBN-13: 9781566397315
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

A Note on Spelling
Learning the Trade
Entrance into the Afro-Cuban Religious World
Early Musical Experiences
Learning to Play Bata
History of the Drums
Life as a Musician during the Revolution
Making Ends Meet
Becoming a "Cultural Worker"
Performing Afro-Cuban Religious Music in Secular Public Contexts
Performing Afro-Cuban Religious Music in Private Ritual Contexts
Searching for Alternatives: Becoming a Craftsman of Religious Objects
Crafting a Bembe Drum: "Manufacturing" Material Culture to Obey the Orichas
Life as a Diasporic Musician
Leaving Cuba
Building the Present: Exercising His Trade in His New Home
The Tools of the Trade
The Artisan Transformed into an Artist
Felipe's "There" Faces His "Here"
The Struggle of Memory over Forgetting

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