Bembé for Haiti

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Title

Bembé for Haiti

Subject

Afrocuban
orisha dance
Haiti

Description

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, Yemayá became known as of the orisha of the ocean, or salt water. Yemayá is also associated with motherhood and is the mother of all orishas.

Creator

Angela Lugo

Date

02-01-2010

Contributor

Aja Washington
Carolyn Haines
Nicole Wines
Francisco G. Gómez

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2010haitibenefit02.jpg

Coverage

New Brunswick, NJ

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Image

Physical Dimensions

2966 × 2275

Files

2010haitibenefit02.jpg

Citation

Angela Lugo, “Bembé for Haiti,” Raíces Cultural Center Digital Archive, accessed April 25, 2024, https://archive.raicesculturalcenter.org/items/show/193.

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