This is probably the most generic way that people in Cuba play for songs and dancers for the oricha. The lead drum is once again tuned the lowest, and can indeed get quite complex in its variations, particularly in the hands of a highly skilled player. But the support parts are generally fairly basic, and don’t require a high level of rhythmic sophistication, so it is open to wide general participation. The style uses the basic 12/8 bell pattern, and frequently a maraca or even a small chekere to mark the time.
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