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Orishas were a Cuban hip hop group from Havana, Cuba, founded in 1999 and split in 2010. The group was first called "Amenaza", "threat" or "menace" in Spanish, and appealed to the Cuban youth who were hungry for African-American culture consisting of hip hop and rap. Orishas delved into a realm of music that created a black identity to which some among the younger generations could relate. The group is based in France where they made a deal with a record company, although they visit Cuba frequently. In 1999 Fidel Castro threw a party for them and had a meeting with all the musicians. It was the first time the Cuban government showed support for hip hop music. The group was and still is popular in Europe and Latin America. Yotuel Romero and Ruzzo Medina, who moved from Havana to Paris as part of an international studies program, joined Roldán González and Flaco-Pro to form the band in 1999. Their work is influenced by the hip hop movement as well as Cuban and other Latin rhythms. As of October 2009, they have produced a total of four studio albums and a greatest hits album; their latest album is Cosita Buena.
- also known as Orishas (Band), Orishas (musique)
- genres: Latin hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Hip hop music
- albums: "A lo cubano", "537 C.U.B.A.", "El kilo", "Emigrante", "Cosita buena", "Antidiotico", "Naci Orishas Edit", "Hip Hop Conga", "Bruja", "Una Página", "Que Pasa?", "Hay un Son"
- some of the nominations and awards:
- nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album - "Emigrante"
- Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album - "Emigrante"
- nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album - "El kilo"
- nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album - "Antidiotico"
- nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song - "Hay un Son", with Mathieu
- nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video - "Hay Un Son"
- official website: orishasthebest.com
Who is Orishas?
Orishas a.k.a. Yotuel Romero: Yotuel Omar Manzanarez Romero is an singer, actor and musician current lead singer and co-writer of the 2003 Latin Grammy Award winner Platinum album selling rap group Orishas. Among other recordings, Emigrante won the 2003 Latin Grammy Award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album. This same album was also nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.
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by Simon J Bronner
Santerı ́a derives from an Afro-Cuban religion based on belief in and tribute to the orishas, deities that are part of a hierarchical and pantheistic system of thought. The religion has roots among the West African Yoruba people, the ancestors of ...
by Sarah E. Boslaugh
Yoruba traditional medicine is based on multiple deities with major ones being called Orishas, each of which is instrumental in the control of body parts and herbs. The Orishas are considered offspring of Olodumare (God). The highest Orisha ...
by Yo Jackson
The deities, orishas, oversee each person's life and rule over all forces of nature and interact with humankind as emissaries of God (Olodumare). The spiritual energy that makes up the universe and provides energy to all life and material ...
by James R. Lewis
Yoruba priests and priestesses created new lineages of initiates dedicated to the Yoruba spirits called orishas, which was translated into Spanish as “santos.” This led to the people calling the Yoruba traditions in Cuba “Santeria,” the way of ...
Encyclopedia of Africa (2010)
by Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates
Many orishas live in the forest and can be worshiped in wooded areas or urban parks. These include Osain, the herbalist and doctor ...
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Picture taken at an Orishas concert in Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao...
Photo credit: Kafe Antzokia
Scrabble value of O1R1I1S1H4A1S1
The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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