Kabiosile: afro cuban music from the source


Young American

Young American

Children learn how to drum and sing the prayers to the Orishas at an early age in Matanzas, Cuba. This young American is trying to catch up with his Cuban counterparts, many of whom already have their hands washed to Aña. The Omo Aña of the house, such as Alberto Calvo, teach the children the toques, or rhythms, for each Orisha by playing over their shoulder so they can watch the teacher’s hands.