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date: 18 November 2019


  • John M. Schechter


Afro-Cuban clapper bells. They are generally made of metal in a rectangular shape about 12 cm long, but occasionally (for mournful rites) of wood. The íreme (‘devils’) of the Ñáñigos (Abakua cult; a secret Cuban society established by slaves more than a hundred years ago) wear a belt with three to four bells hanging at their waist. The bells sound when the ...

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