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Eleguá is known as a trickster and his dance represents this quality. Raíces Folkloric Ensemble dancer Nicole Wines interacts with the audience, offering her stick and quickly pulling it away with a laugh.

Raíces Folkloric Ensemble member Nicole Wines performing an Eleguá dance during the ensemble's presentation of "Tale of Two Waters".

Eleguá is known for his childlike nature, which explains his love for candy and for playing tricks. Raíces Folkloric Ensemble member Nicole Wines hands out candy as Eleguá during the presentation of "Tale of Two Waters".

Nicole Wines performs a representation of Eleguá at the Elizabeth Public Library with the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble.

Eleguá is the keeper of the crossroads, the messenger between the Orishas and Olofín, the trickster. He is often represented by a child and he is the first Orisha praised and honored in the pantheon, after the ancestors.

Cultural and educational display at the Orisha Art Exhibit. The display includes the batá drums, and peripheral instruments used in Afro-Cuban music, an orisha Oyá doll, a handmade Eleguá, Orisha tiles and a an Orisha poster.

Brief description/definition of Orisha, or Forces of Nature from Nigeria and Cuba.
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