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Orisha Songs
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Portland, OR
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Orisha Songs
Orisha Song Class with Virginia Lopez (Vea esta Información en Español abajo)
This one hour singing class starts promptly at noon time.

Afro-Cuban songs of the Yoruba people has been preserved in Cuba by the Lukumí 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.  Orisha 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 Nigeria, in West Africa.

Recording artist Virginia López is also a percussionist, and she will teach Afro-Cuban songs in relationship to clave patterns, drums, and bell patterns. Virginia has been teaching songs and conga drum rhythms in Portland, Oregon for several decades.
Cuban born (also raised, educated, and indoctrinated) Virginia Lopez is a Yemayá Priestess in the Lukumí tradition. Amelia Pedroso, ibbaé bayen tonú, initiated Virginia López in 1999, in Havana, Cuba.

All levels are welcomed.
This song class is a group class, and space is limited.
Class will be in the SE area of Portland.
Exact location of the class available when you register for the class.

Clase de Canto a los Orishas con Virginia Lopez
Los descendientes Lucumí han preservado estas canciones desde los años 1500
Cuando España trajo a trabajadores sin pago a la isla de Cuba.
Virginia Lopez va a enseñar canciones afro-cubanas.
No es necesario tener experiencia previa.
La dirección se la mandamos una vez que ya usted sea registrado.


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Address provided upon purchase
Portland, OR 97215
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Music > Folk

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


Owner: Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra
On BPT Since: May 20, 2012
Virginia Lopez

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