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Publications [#226054] of J. Lorand Matory

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  1. J.L. Matory, Lucumi Music: Singing, Dancing and Drumming Black Divnity (2014) [films]
    (last updated on 2015/04/20)

    Abstract:
    The orichas and the foddunes of Cuba and its diaspora come alive through music and dance. This film documents a 2014 conference of the Center for African and African American Research at Duke University about the diverse genres of Afro-Cuban sacred drumming that turn human beings into gods. The cutting-edge ideas that emerged at the conference are illustrated in performance footage. “Lucumí Music” both illuminates and instantiates the century-old encounter among priests, dancers, drummers, researchers, state officials, and tourists has shaped the practice of Afro-Cuban religion today.


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