. Omo Añá
. Omo Añá
The Fraternity of Batá Drummers
Members of the Añá fraternity in Cuba employ various strategies to establish and maintain their cohesiveness as a socioreligious entity. While entry into the fraternity formally begins with one’s own rite of passage, bonds among members are continually reinforced and even redefined through participation in a variety of activities, including (1) the induction of new members; (2) the creation of new sets of batá de fundamento; (3) the maintenance of drums (tuning, restringing, and replacing heads); and (4) toques de santo. This chapter briefly addresses the potential impact of the first three activities. It then focuses on the musical performances at toques de santo and the nature of bonding in these environments.
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