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Voice of the LeopardAfrican Secret Societies and Cuba$
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Ivor L. Miller

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110836

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110836.001.0001

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. Havana Is the Key

. Havana Is the Key

Abakuá in Cuban Music

(p.153) 7. Havana Is the Key
Voice of the Leopard

Ivor L. Miller

University Press of Mississippi

A profound relationship exists between Abakuá and Cuban popular music. This chapter lays out evidence for Calabarí presence in the formation of rumba music in the nineteenth century and the use of clave sticks in the rumba and son genres. It also describes how Abakuá composers have consistently recorded their social and ritual history using Abakuá language as well as rhythms and distinctive sounds in commercial recordings.

Keywords:   Cuban popular music, Abakuá, Calabarí, rumba, clave sticks

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