The Music and Dance of the Afro-Cuban Orisha
Sacred Rhythms & Dances of Santeria
Santaria ” The Way of the Saints”
17th Oct 2009 at St Gregorys Church Norwich. Two Bata Drum Workshops, Two Orisha Dance Workshops a Talk on the Orisha from Guillermo. and a spectacular Show in dance and Drumming with a narration by Casper.
Featuring outstanding former members of Alfredo Velazquez’s award winning Folk and Contemporary Dance Group from Guantanamo, Cuba; Danza Libre.
Guillermo Davis “El Iyawo”
Elegua, the opening. danced by Yescica Livesey. Who often turns up at Cuban Weekenders to teach and dance shows.
Playing the Bata- Alex, Jose and Casper. They started the ceremonies by playing through all the rhythms of the 23 Orisha.
Elegua the opening and closing
Yemaya the Orisha of the Sea
Chango Warrior, master of Dance and Drums
Chango – Lenys Rousseaux Donatien
Ochun the Orisha of the Sweet waters and love
Oya Warrior and Orisha of the wind
Highly accomplished Cuban dancer also came from Danza Libre and based in London. Soloist
Ogun warrior of the forest Orisha of Iron
Shrine to the Orishas with gifts
The three sizes of Batadrum. Lya the Mother, Lytotele the Father and Okonkolo the Child.