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Raíces Director and co-founder Francisco G. Gómez gives a historical perspective on the Orishas and Cuban music, between songs in the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble presentation of "Tale of Two Waters".

As part of the "Tale of Two Waters" production, Raíces Folkloric Ensemble and Raíces Cultural Center Director Francisco G. Gómez explains the historical and cultural background of the traditions being presented and shares stories that help them come…

Raíces Folkloric Ensemble members Nicole Wines and Edward LaPorté performing a song and dance in honor of the ancestors.

Muertos, directly translated to "the dead", or ancestors, play a large role in Cuban spiritual traditions. The ancestors are always honored before any ceremony or celebration for the Orishas begin.

A dance for the dead (or 'muertos'/ancestors). In the Cuban Orisha tradition, homage is paid to the ancestors before any ceremony or celebration begins.

"Tale of Two Waters" is a multimedia and musical presentation tying together the tradition of the Orishas, or forces of nature with the protection of the environment and the earth's ecosystems. During the introductory song honoring the ancestors, a…
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