Kabiosile: afro cuban music from the source


Oru Cantado

Oru Cantado

After the oru seco, the drummers come out to begin the oru cantado or sung cycle of praise songs for the Orishas. During the oru cantado, Santeros approach the Aña and salute the drums while the drummers are playing for their Orisha. Left to right are Agustin Calvo, Reynier Urrutia, and Kiki Rueda. Kiki played okonkolo (the small drum he is playing here) on Bata y Bembe de Matanzas and Reynier was a member of the chorus.