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Impromptu Güiro

Impromptu Güiro

House of Alfredo Calvo, Matanzas, Cuba, December 2003. A godchild completed her year and had a fiesta for Elegua which turned into an impromptu guiro (bembe drums and chekeres) for Yemaya (her guardian Orisha). Matanceros simply cannot put a throne up for an Orisha without playing and singing praise songs...