Various Artists

Matanzas, Cuba ca. 1957: Afro-Cuban Sacred Music

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Matanzas, Cuba ca. 1957: Afro-Cuban Sacred Music features archived Cuban music from 1957. In particular, the music is highly percussive, a style of drumming intended to summon the gods. As you might expect, the music has a very spiritual feel, along with a certain degree of mania when you try and envision numerous Cuban percussionists in a religious daze drumming like mad. Best appreciated as an anthropological artifact. The extensive liner notes accentuate the historical essence of the music.

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