Palo is a religion brought to the New World 

from the Congo. 

 in Cuba, Brazil and Haiti, 

and has since traveled throughout the diaspora.

A "palo" in Spanish literally means "stick".

 Traditionally, sticks cut from branches

 of  selected trees have been

 used as medicine for healing and magic.


Some Afro-Cuban Palo entities are:

Lucero     Cubayende    Siete Rayo

Madre Agua    Mama Chola   Centalla 

Sarabanda   Tiembla Tierra

Brazo Fuerte    Vence Batalla

The music of palo has many rhythms

which we will make available on this page soon

so stay tuned.

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