Well known New York City-based researcher and performer of Cuban and Haitian drumming.
Author of The Music of Santeria: Traditional Rhythms of the Bata Drums (Performance in World Music Series, No. 5), co-author Steven Cornelius. Included are many musical transcriptions of the sacred prayers or salute rhythms of Santería, known as the Oru del Igbodu.
Music of Santeria: The Oru Del Igbodu, audio cassette
of Santeria: Traditional Rhythms of the Bata Drums (Performance in World Music Series, No. 5)
by John Amira, Steven Cornelius
See audio cassette: Music of Santeria: The Oru Del Igbodu
Cuban drummers love this book, August 8, 2002
"A fine text, clear and direct so that all may comprehend." -- Dr. Robert Farris Thompson, Yale University
"A good introduction to batá drumming." -- The Beat magazine
"Details about construction, tuning, rhythms and symbolism are
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