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  • n. Ethnic ceremonial double-headed drums played in triplet in the religion of Santería, especially in Cuba and Puerto Rico, originally from the Yoruba of Nigeria.

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  • n. a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad


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  • She wears a sleeveless patterned overall over her clothes at all times, which I think Vitriolica would refer to as a bata; a headscarf is knotted around her wispy grey hair.


  • CONTRERAS: The dresses on display are all variations on a traditional style worn by rumba dancers called bata Cubana.

    Celia Cruz: Her Life and Music

  • For more than two decades the MQM has collected extortion money, known as bata, from businesses and homes across the city.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • "bata" (he spent the night), are idiomatically used for "to be in any state, to continue" without specification of time or season.

    Arabian nights. English

  • When the concert concentrated more on Afro-Cuban music, as on "Changó" and the encore "Los Caminos," both graced by Bambolé enchanting bata drum polyrhythms and sacred chanting to various Afro-Latin orishas, Valdés's goodwill was at its most persuasive.

    From Chuco Valdés mixes Cuban and American jazzy idioms at the Warner Theatre

  • The NEA National Heritage Fellowships, another honor, are going to Ezequiel Torres, the Afro-Cuban bata drummer and drum builder; Gladys Kukana Grace, a Lauhala weaver; music and folklore scholar Judith McCulloh; Mike Rafferty, an Irish flute player; Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan, a proponent of Bharatanatyam, a southern Indian classical dance.

    Five Marsalis family members among artists to receive NEA 'honors' grants

  • At 12, he started playing the bata, a sacred drum shaped like an hourglass.

    Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Aguabella dies at 84

  • Let me quote a few stuff that he said on his comments. mga isip bata section na tohIsip bata your face. sori po pati mga ibang course dinadamay sa away kasi dapat wag po tayong kilos bata un lang po advice lng maging mturd sana tayoHow the hell did we involve the other sections?

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • I shot more pictures of him later , we had some bata wada too given to us by a kindly lady from Khandke Building where this series was shot, it is a very long series.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Wala po akong duda na kung tumulak lang tayo ng tumulak ng pagbabasa at pagsusulat, makakatulong tayo kahit sa isang bata man lang na makadiskubre ng mga katotohanan di lang ng 'pinas at ng mga Pinoy, pero ng mga ibang bansa, mga ibang lahi, at ng mundo.

    Elaborations on the State of the Nation of Speculative Fiction


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