Orin Orisha: Songs for Select Heads by John Mason (3rd Edition)
This Book is the first comprehensive translation and review of now more than 700 Yoruba songs that have been used in Cuba, by Africans and their descendants, for over three hundred years, and in the U.S., since the 1950's, to praise and invoke some 25 Orisa/Deities.
The classical character of the music, songs, and historic/elemental archetypes is fully discussed. *This edition includes a 38 & 12 page photo-insert containing rare and never before published photographs.
An audio CD of Orisa songs is now included. Orlando "Puntilla" Rios is on this CD.