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Miguel Sague Jr commented on Leticia Ferrer-Rivera's status
"Here is another blog that describes yet another important Taino divine entity who is also associated with the Realm of the Dead. His name is OpiyelGuobiran and he is identified as a dog spirit. Please click this LINk to access info on Opiyel…"
May 17
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"Greetings again sister. Here is more information on the cemi called Yokahu and his relationship to his divine mother Atabey. Please click this LINK to access the info."
May 17
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May 17
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"Sister I invite you to explore the pages in our CANEY INDIGENOUS SPIRITUAL CIRCLE official website that are dedicated to the most important cemies of the ancient Taino and who we still honor even today: Main page of the cemies. Atabey Guabancex…"
May 17
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"I thought that would interest you since you expressed an interest in traditional Taino dance and music"
May 17
Miguel Sague Jr left a comment for Leticia Ferrer-Rivera
"In other words, the dance never died out on the islands of the Caribbean after all these years"
May 17
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"Yes sister....These arm and foot movements are very similar in various parts of the world but the really important thing about all this is that the parts of the world where the Indigenous people are performing these almost identical dance moves are…"
May 17
Miguel Sague Jr and Leticia Ferrer-Rivera are now friends
May 17
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"Does anyone knows what type of crystals or stones were available between the 1400s to 1700s and used by the Taínos for healing or jewelry?"
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"I would love to know more about the following deities: Maquetauri Guayaba, Guamancex, Atabey and Yocahú and any other Cemí from the Taínos."
May 15
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"Jose Antonio Garcia Molina demonstrates the arm and foot movements of the Cordon Dance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This video demonstrates participants in the Taino spiritual…"
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Leticia Ferrer-Rivera left a comment for Leticia Ferrer-Rivera
"Takahi! ¡Gracias mil por esa tan valiosa información! Thanks so much for such valuable information! I watched the videos and I am not surprised these movements and steps are similar in different parts of the World. I will watch them…"
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"Takahi (greetings) Leticia Mabrika (welcome) to our network. My name is Miguel. I am one of the moderators here. I read your research interests and noticed that you are interested in learning more about the music and dance tradition of the ancient…"
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About Me:
I am the author of Puerto Rico's Authentic Music and Dances and now I will be publishing the second edition soon.
Occupation:
Author, Psychic, Crystal Healing Jewelry Designer, Dance Professor
Contact Information:
www.dancingcrownspsychic.com

dancingcrownsusa@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Secrets-of-Paradise-Tarot-Tarot-Secretos-d...
Research Interests:
I need to know a lot more about the music and dances from the Taínos.
Publications:
Puerto Rico's Authentic Music and Dances (the second edition coming soon)

Secrets of Paradise Tarot (publishing proposal stage)

Secrets of the Spanish Fan Oracle (coming soon)
Affiliation:
Tarot Professionals
Another link:
http://www.instagram.com/secretsofparadisetarot
My Website:
http://www.dancingcrownspsychic.com

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At 12:36am on May 17, 2021, Miguel Sague Jr said…

I thought that would interest you since you expressed an interest in traditional Taino dance and music

At 12:36am on May 17, 2021, Miguel Sague Jr said…

In other words, the dance never died out on the islands of the Caribbean after all these years

At 12:34am on May 17, 2021, Miguel Sague Jr said…

Yes sister....These arm and foot movements are very similar in various parts of the world but the really important thing about all this is that the parts of the world where the Indigenous people are performing these almost identical dance moves are actually places where Indigenous people live who are so closely related to the ancient Taino. They are all Arawakan people. This proves that the arm and foot movements of the modern Cuban Cordon Dance are not some random folk practice that evolved independently in Cuba. This dance is undoubtedly a survival of an ancient Aarawakan  Indigenous dance that is actually still being performed in the Arawakan homeland of South America as well as among modern-day Arawakan Kalinago people on the island of Dominica.

At 10:24pm on May 14, 2021, Miguel Sague Jr said…

Jose Antonio Garcia Molina demonstrates the arm and foot movements of the Cordon Dance

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This video demonstrates participants in the Taino spiritual tradition of the CANEY INDIGENOUS SPIRITUAL CIRCLE performing our Healing Dance, which is based on the arm and foot movements of the ancient Taino Areyto Dance.

At 10:23pm on May 14, 2021, Leticia Ferrer-Rivera said…

Takahi! ¡Gracias mil por esa tan valiosa información! Thanks so much for such valuable information! I watched the videos and I am not surprised these movements and steps are similar in different parts of the World. I will watch them again and keep researching for more. Thank you again! 

At 10:07pm on May 14, 2021, Miguel Sague Jr said…

Takahi (greetings) Leticia

Mabrika (welcome) to our network. My name is Miguel. I am one of the moderators here. I read your research interests and noticed that you are interested in learning more about the music and dance tradition of the ancient Taino. I wanted to share some information on this subject. The Cuban researcher Jose Antonio Garcia Molina carried out extensive research on the subject of Taino dance tradition. That research explored Taino ancient dance customs and the survival of some of that tradition to the present time in Cuba. He wrote a book about all this: HUELLAS VIVAS DEL INDOCUBANO (Living Traces Of The Cuban Indigenous People). The book thoroughly explores most of the surviving Taino traditions in the modern Caribbean region, especially an obscure, rarely seen spiritual dance called EL CORDON still performed ritually in remote areas of Cuba by modern Cubans of all races, which scholars now agree is derived from ancient Taino culture.  This dance exhibits arm and foot movements that are easily recognizable in the dance tradition of acknowledged Caribbean Indigenous people living on the Caribbean island of Dominica such as the Kalinago.  These same arm and foot movements have been recognized in the dance tradition of Indigenous people belonging to the Arawakan language family in the mainland continent of South America where the ancestors of both the Taino and the Kalinago originally came from before they migrated to the Caribbean islands 2000 years ago. Both the Taino and Kalinago tribes belong to the Arawakan language family. Two of the ancestral source Arawakan tribes in South America who also perform dances with almost identical arm and foot movements are the Lokono of Surinam, and the Wapishana of Guyana. Here is a video of the researcher Jose Antonio Garcia Molina presenting a demonstration of the Cuban Cordon Dance at a special Taino culture convention  at the New York City annex of  the Smithsonian's Museum Of The American Indian. In this demonstration the scholar performs the unique arm and foot movements that are characteristic of the dance in the traditions of all of those other Indigenous tribes.

 
 
 

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