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Haitian Rada drum


Material Information

Haitian Rada drum
Physical Description:
1 photograph: color
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Drums -- 1970-1980   ( lctgm )
Musical instruments -- Haiti   ( lcsh )
Vodou -- Haiti -- Music   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Miami, Florida


Photograph of rada drum in HistoryMiami's object collection. Commissioned by HistoryMiami, it was covered by Cathelius Laguerre ("Ton Ton") and Joseph Senatus ("Ti Wouj") and painted by Jan Sebon. While made-in-Miami, it is a traditional Haitian drum.
In Vodou ceremonies, drums and other percussion instruments enable devotees to establish contact with the lwa (deities). The lwa are divided into several nations, the two main groupings of which are Rada and Petwo. This basic division is reflected in drum ensembles. The three drums of the Rada ensemble have cowhide covers that are attached with wooden pegs, while the two or three drums of the Petwo ensemble have goatskin covers attached with cords. -- http://www.historymiami.org/visit/south-florida-folklife-center/highlighted-projects/caribbean-percussion/haiti/

Record Information

Source Institution:
HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida)
Holding Location:
HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida)
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
local - 1997-450-108.
System ID:

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