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Songs to the Orisha
Song Space
Portland, OR
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Orisha Song Class with Virginia Lopez (Vea esta Información en Español abajo)
This one hour singing class starts promptly at 11:30am

Afro-Cuban songs of the Yoruba people has been preserved in Cuba by the Lukumí descendants, and traditionalists for hundreds of years. Starting in the 1500's, Spain brought over a million Africans to work for no pay at the sugar cane plantations in the island of Cuba. Ever since, Afro-Cuban songs and prayers have been orally shared, and preserved throughout Cuba.  Orisha songs will continue to be preserved, and will continue to evolve for many generations to come. The origins of Yoruba culture is presently located in Nigeria, in West Africa.

Recording artist Virginia López is also a percussionist, and she will teach Afro-Cuban songs in relationship to clave patterns, drums, and bell patterns. Virginia has been teaching songs and conga drum rhythms in Portland, Oregon for several decades.

Cuban born (also raised, educated, and indoctrinated) Virginia López is a Yemayá Priestess in the Lukumí tradition. Amelia Pedroso, ibbaé bayen tonú, initiated Virginia López in 1999, in Havana, Cuba.

All levels are welcomed in this class.
This song class is a group class, and space is limited.
Class will be in the SE area of Portland.
Exact location of the class will be available to you when you register for the class.

Clase de Canto a los Orishas con Virginia López
Los descendientes Lucumí han preservado estas canciones desde los años 1500
Cuando España trajo esclavitud de africanos a la isla de Cuba.
Virginia enseñará canciones afro-cubanas de la tradición Lukumi en Cuba que tiene su origen en el area Oeste de Africa, que hoy en día está localizada en Nigeria.

No es necesario tener experiencia para asistir a esta clase.
La dirección de la clase se la mandamos cuando usted se haya registrado en la clase.
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Address provided upon purchase
Portland, OR 97215
United States


Education > Classes
Music > Spiritual

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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