Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wikipedia, Changó is the Orisha, or god, of justice, dance, male beauty and passion. Jicoteas like Raul's pet turtle are offered to Changó, as are these drumming and dancing sessions.
Everyone had off from work on this Monday, not coincidentally, to honor the Emancipation of Slavery in Cuba in October of 1886.
Here pictured is a woman removing the socks of one of the dancers who was temporarily possessed and fell to the ground, part of the ritual.