Orisha: Indigenous Philosophy - Experienced through Song, Drum, and Dance

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARW 6781 1.00

In this class, we will experience the philosophy and mythology of Orisha as they were brought to the New World, and especially to Cuba, from Nigeria, during the 19th-century slave trade. Orisha are powers of nature: the ocean, rivers, mountains, wind, thunder and lightening, and others. The practice of Orisha worship is an Indigenous way of life, and its survival through colonialism is an awesome story preserved through song, drumming, dance, art, and divination. It is a philosophy that has been passed down for centuries, and has traveled the globe. We will study this philosophy through the songs, rhythms, and dances that accompany the Orisha.

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