Sacred Sounds of Santer?a: Rhythms of the Orishas



Practitioners of the Afro-Cuban religion Santer a believe that powerful spirit forces--orishas--provide guidance and inspiration channeled in the form of song. Listening intently makes one's soul vibrate at the same frequency of the orisha being praised, creating a bridge between God and humankind that releases the orisha's healing power. Sacred Sounds of Santer a includes extremely rare and powerful field recordings made in the hinterlands of Cuba in the 1950s during actual Santer a rituals, along with studio recorded songs that feature 40 of the most gifted soloists, choral singers, and drummers on the island.

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
Destiny Recordings
Publish Date
March 16, 2004
5.56 X 0.4 X 5.06 inches | 0.2 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

Raul Canizares (1955-2002) was head of the SanterĂ­a Temple Orisha Consciousness Movement in Manhattan and the author of Shango: An African-American Titan.


"This album creates a mystical gateway through which one can enter into the beauty and power of the orishas."--Shelley Koffler, New Age Retailer
"While a number of recordings of Cuban music have recently become available in the US, none document traditional Afro-Cuban music as well as this CD."--Neil Leonard III, Rhythm Music Magazine