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This short video was created by Xavier Diaz of Pretty Normal Productions about Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experiemental Dance Ensemble after meeting Danys Perez aka La Mora, a teacher, choreographer, proud Afro-Cubana and the founder of Oyu Oro, at an event…

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.

Raíces student performer Aja Washington dancing Yemayá, the orisha, or force of nature, of the ocean. In Nigeria, the orisha Yemayá was originally a river, but in the evolution on the island of Cuba, during and after the trans-Atlantic slave trade,…

After the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble was asked to perform at a benefit event sponsored by local Rutgers University students. Raíces Ensemble members and Raíces student performers created a presentation for…

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