The arm and foot movements performed by the Kalinago dancers on the island of Dominica are almost identical to those performed by dancers of the Cordon Dance Spiritist sect in the remote rural region of Monte Oscuro in Cuba. The Cordon Dance has been demonstrated by researchers to be a modern survival of ancient Taino Indigenous dance culture. These same arm and foot movements are performed by participants in the traditional dances of the various Arawakan tribes people on Guyana in South…Continue
Takahi Our Relatives
Our sacred song Taino Ti Oakia Ata:Song to Atabey has become a very popular hit in the field of children' music in Germany and in other areas of Europe. As a result of this we of the Caney Circle and I personally have developed unexpected friendships there. Some of these are musicians who posted videos on Youtube that…Continue
My Relatives, many of you recognize this song as the great chant to Atabey our sacred mother of the earth and the waters which we in the Taino Resurgence movement have been singing since 1981 when I composed it under inspiration of our Taino ancestors. This particular video shows me leading the singing of the song as part of a historic 1992 full…Continue
Habiendo celebrado la ceremonia de Equinoccio anteriormente en el mes de Marzo, los behikes y behikes bajo entrenamiento del CIRCULO CANEY nos dedicamos a la ceremonia de LUNA LLENA a fines del mismo mes.
Having previously celebrated the Equinox ceremony early in the month of March, we the behikes and behike trainees of the CANEY…Continue