Theory: The "Orishas," west African Yoruba people's dieties, came from Orissa, a place in southern India where they also play two headed drums.

I was telling a friend, Sekou Heath, about the Chakras and that the third eye chakra is called "Ajna." He was surprised and told me that to be allowed to play the "blessed" Bata drums (made sacred, used in Bembes and sacred rites) one has to "Make Anya."

Only people who have made Anya can play the blessed Bata drums.

The Bata drums have two heads, and are played in a set of 3. As with most Afro-Cuban music there are incredibly complex rules and roles for each drum and how they give the proper rhythem for the priest to sing specific Orisha's songs.

Orissa, India is supposed to be where the game of Chess was invented, and there seems to be a wealth of development of civilization there. Interesting coincidence that the Yoruba people of Nigeria call their gods "Orishas."

I wanted to share this interesting coincidence with you all. Enjoy!

BIBLIOGRAPHY ON LINE:



quote:
From http://www.kheper.net/topics/chakras/Ajna.htm

The word Ajna means "command", in the sense of the Guru's command (spiritual guidance). The Tantric Ajna or Brow chakra has two petals...




quote:
From
http://law.upenn.edu/~ibnishma/ilu.html

Properly used, the drums can assist in the establishing of peacefulness in your heart and in the collective heart of humanity. The term "Ayan" is the original term used by the Old World people of Ifa. It has transformed, according to the New World tradition out of Cuba to the term "Anya". Both forms indicate the science of the Drum.

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Last edited {1}
Original Post
Thank you Teo for sharing the coincidence regarding the Orishas and Orisas.

I would love to hear some music plyed on the Bata drums.

Attachments

Images (1)
Last edited by Inda
Thank you Teo.
I am not too familiar with the Orishas, or the map of India. This is interesting material. The drums are beautiful.I am sure that the sound is great.

Love
Vicky
Last edited by Vicky2

Add Reply

Post
Content may be subject to copyright. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
"..for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.."

If you wish to contact us or join, Please go to our E-Learning site and fill out the contact us form!

Follow Givnology on Twitter

books
Submit Site - Web Site Promotion Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free! Search Engine Submission and Internet Marketing Search Engine Submission & Optimization
Submitshop LAUNCH FREE and FAST Search Engine SubmissionLiving Well Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory

Google
WWW Givnology

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×