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Lucumí Songs to the Orichas
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Portland, OR
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Lucumí Songs to the Orichas
Oricha Song Class with Virginia López

(Vea esta Información en Español más abajo)

Afro-Cuban songs of the Yoruba people has been preserved in Cuba by the Lucumí 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.

Orichas are manifestations of Nature, and these beautiful 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 Ifé. Nigeria, in West Africa.

Recording artist Virginia López is also a percussionist, and she will teach Afro-Cuban songs in relationship to key Afro-Cuban rhythms patterns of claves.

Virginia Lopez is a Yemayá Priestess in the Lucumí traditional practices. Madrina Amelia Pedroso, ibbaé bayen tonú, initiated Virginia López in 1999, in Havana, Cuba.  Virginia has been teaching songs and Afro-Cuban drum rhythms in Portland, Oregon, for several decades.

All levels are welcomed in this song class. Be ready to "walk as you sing" in order to embody the songs in relationship to your body movement.
This song class is a group class, and space is limited.
Class will be in the SE area of Portland.
The exact location of the class is available when you register for the class.

Clase de Cantos Lucumí a los Orichas con Virginia López. Las raíces culturales de los Lucumi en Cuba, vienen de Nigeria, en Africa.
Los descendientes Lucumí han preservado estas canciones desde los años 1500, cuando España los secuestró en Africa y los forzaron a trabajar sin pago en la isla de Cuba. Virginia Lopez va a enseñar canciones Lucumí.
No es necesario tener experiencia previa.
La dirección se la mandamos una vez que ya usted se haya registrado en la clase.


Address provided upon purchase
Address provided upon purchase
Portland, OR 97215
United States



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


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