Kabiosile: afro cuban music from the source


Lighting the Candles

Lighting the Candles

A tambor in the home of Alfredo Calvo always involves the sacred drums, Aña. As in the United States, the tambor begins with an “oro seco” or cycle of praise songs to the Orishas played without singing in front of the Orisha’s throne. Here, Alfredo is lighting two candles for his Agayu while the drummers play.