Voice of the Leopard

In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba.

Author: Ivor L. Miller

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604738146

Category: History

Page: 401

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In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no large kingdoms controlled Nigeria and Cameroon's multilingual Cross River basin. Instead, each settlement had its own lodge of the initiation society called Ékpè, or "leopard," which was the highest indigenous authority. Ékpè lodges ruled local communities while also managing regional and long-distance trade. Cross River Africans, enslaved and forcibly brought to colonial Cuba, reorganized their Ékpè clubs covertly in Havana and Matanzas into a mutual-aid society called Abakuá, which became foundational to Cuba's urban life and music. Miller's extensive fieldwork in Cuba and West Africa documents ritual languages and practices that survived the Middle Passage and evolved into a unifying charter for transplanted slaves and their successors. To gain deeper understanding of the material, Miller underwent Ékpè initiation rites in Nigeria after ten years' collaboration with Abakuá initiates in Cuba and the United States. He argues that Cuban music, art, and even politics rely on complexities of these African-inspired codes of conduct and leadership. Voice of the Leopard is an unprecedented tracing of an African title-society to its Caribbean incarnation, which has deeply influenced Cuba's creative energy and popular consciousness. This book is sponsored by a grant from the InterAmericas(r)/Society of Arts and Letters of the Americas, a program of the Reed Foundation.
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Voice of the Leopard

Historian Jan Vansina summed it up, “The trail of the leopard is the trail of ... 162 Cuban Abakuá revere the leopard through the sound of its mystic Voice, ...

Author: Ivor L. Miller

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496801883

Category: History

Page: 432

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In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no large kingdoms controlled Nigeria and Cameroon's multilingual Cross River basin. Instead, each settlement had its own lodge of the initiation society called Ékpè, or “leopard,” which was the highest indigenous authority. Ékpè lodges ruled local communities while also managing regional and long-distance trade. Cross River Africans, enslaved and forcibly brought to colonial Cuba, reorganized their Ékpè clubs covertly in Havana and Matanzas into a mutual-aid society called Abakuá, which became foundational to Cuba's urban life and music. Miller's extensive fieldwork in Cuba and West Africa documents ritual languages and practices that survived the Middle Passage and evolved into a unifying charter for transplanted slaves and their successors. To gain deeper understanding of the material, Miller underwent Ékpè initiation rites in Nigeria after ten years' collaboration with Abakuá initiates in Cuba and the United States. He argues that Cuban music, art, and even politics rely on complexities of these African-inspired codes of conduct and leadership. Voice of the Leopard is an unprecedented tracing of an African title-society to its Caribbean incarnation, which has deeply influenced Cuba's creative energy and popular consciousness.
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Mac OS X Leopard The Missing Manual

Controls what VoiceOver's voice sounds like (on the Voices tab), complete with rate, pitch, and volume controls. On the Pronunciation tab, you can change ...

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596554567

Category: Computers

Page: 912

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With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the greatest version of Mac OS X yet, and David Pogue is back with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover the operating system with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and this Missing Manual. It's just one of reasons this is the most popular computer book of all time. Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you're new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's web browser. This Missing Manual is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn't take his subject lightly. Which new Leopard features work well and which do not? What should you look for? What should you avoid? Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition offers an objective and straightforward instruction for using: Leopard's totally revamped Finder Spaces to group your windows and organize your Mac tasks Quick Look to view files before you open them The Time Machine, Leopard's new backup feature Spotlight to search for and find anything in your Mac Front Row, a new way to enjoy music, photos, and videos Enhanced Parental Controls that come with Leopard Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is a great new way to tame it.
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard The Missing Manual

And in Snow Leopard, VoiceOver has taken another enormous leap forward. Here's a little bit of what's new: • Gestures. On a Mac with a multitouch trackpad, ...

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449388787

Category: Computers

Page: 906

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For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to: Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine. Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.
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Harper s Young People

Mr. Leopard follow these frightened creatures , whatever The bears were ... and then I heard the dread voice of the leopard away ground would have been a ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059171109368239

Category: Children's periodicals, American

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Harper s Round Table

Mr. Leopard follow these frightened creatures , whatever The bears were ... and then I heard the dread voice of the leopard away ground would have been a ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2649949

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The Voice of the Seventh Angel

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard , and his feet were as the feet of a bear , and his motuh as the mouth of a lion ; and the dragon gave him ...

Author: James Brighouse

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101079827745

Category: End of the world

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Leopard s Wrath

She could hear the ring of sincerity in his voice. “My leopard has accepted Mitya's leopard's claim. They are bonded together. You know that's sacred.

Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349423241

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'The queen of paranormal romance . . . I love everything she does' J. R. WARD Discover a dizzying world of desire and an exotic, sensual race: the Leopard People. He's a man who's used to getting what he wants, but she's not the type of woman to take things lying down.... Born into a world of crime, Mitya Amurov has had a hard life, and his leopard has developed into a feral beast to protect him. It's constantly trying to claw its way to the surface, until a chance encounter with a stranger instantly calms the predator inside him. While Mitya wants Ania desperately, it's only a matter of time before his past catches up with him, and he'd rather die than put her in danger. But Ania is dealing with dangers of her own.... Considering her family's history, Ania Dover should know better than to get mixed up with a criminal like Mitya, but she just can't stay away. Something wild in her responds to his presence. A need so strong it scares her. But she's not sure she can accept what he's offering. Ania has always been an independent woman, and Mitya expects to be obeyed in all things. Even with her body calling out for his, Ania won't let anything stop her from settling a deadly score years in the making-not even the man who wants to claim her as his mate. Everyone's talking about the Leopard People series... '[A] dark and seductive paranormal romance series.' HeroesandHeartbreakers.com 'Heart-stopping action. Crazy sexy-time scenes. Tender emotions.' Harlequin Junkie 'Hot-blooded . . . intense and thrilling . . . you don't want to miss it!' Joyfully Reviewed 'With a Feehan novel you know you will get well-developed characters and...a dose of sizzling sexuality...an unbeatable mix.' RT Book Reviews
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Highway Disciple

A voice from the crowd shouted, “Whoa, whoa! Leopard, let it go, dude.” But Leopard continued to stand his ground. He was like a pit bull and would not show ...

Author: Dan Lee

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781643505459

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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After the tragic death of Lenny (Leopard) Richardson’s wife, the outlaw motorcycle club member was at his breaking point. Through a series of life-threatening events that transpired on his motorcycle journey from Phoenix, Arizona, to Treasure Valley, Idaho, a traveling minister at a roadside church in the desert helped Lenny discover a way to put his dreadful life and sinful past behind him and use his motorcycle as a tool to spread the Word of God to the rest of the world. But positive changes in his life would not come without resistance from the outlaw club Lost Rabbles, law enforcement, and the new people that he met, and not even his faith in Jesus would be able to stop the grave threat that continued to pursue him.
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Zoology Reprints and Separata Etc

VoICE The male leopard frog emits two kinds of croaks: a sex call and a warning croak. With a little experience these can be readily distinguished, ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924003388216

Category: Botany

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The Leopard

That the wealth that pours in goes out again at the Voice's word on walls and warriors and gifts to false senators who approve whatever Revered Rahel the ...

Author: K.V. Johansen

Publisher: Pyr

ISBN: 9781616149048

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Ahjvar, the assassin known as the Leopard, wants only to die, to end the curse that binds him to a life of horror. Although he has no reason to trust the goddess Catairanach or her messenger Deyandara, fugitive heir to a murdered tribal queen, desperation leads him to accept her bargain: if he kills the mad prophet known as the Voice of Marakand, Catairanach will free him of his curse. Accompanying him on his mission is the one person he has let close to him in a lifetime of death, a runaway slave named Ghu. Ahj knows Ghu is far from the half-wit others think him, but in Marakand, the great city where the caravan roads of east and west meet, both will need to face the deepest secrets of their souls, if either is to survive the undying enemies who hunt them and find a way through the darkness that damns the Leopard. To Marakand, too, come a Northron wanderer and her demon verrbjarn lover, carrying the obsidian sword Lakkariss, a weapon forged by the Old Great Gods to bring their justice to the seven devils who escaped the cold hells so long before. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Be a Voice Not an Echo

Size: 7 x 10 inch (17.8 x 25.4 cm) Page Count: 120 pages (60 sheets) Paper Type: College Ruled (Lined) Paper Cover Type: Paperback, Matte Visit Precious Notes author page for dozens of other gorgeous planners, journals and notebook designs.

Author: Precious Notes

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ISBN: 1674614888

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Beautifully designed notebook with pink leopard pattern printed on high-quality softcover. 120 lightly-lined pages provide plenty of writing space for your notes, ideas, stories, office or school work, personal journaling and other writing needs. Optimal size 7 x 10 inch and 120 page count makes it is easy to carry everywhere in a bag or backpack. Size: 7 x 10 inch (17.8 x 25.4 cm) Page Count: 120 pages (60 sheets) Paper Type: College Ruled (Lined) Paper Cover Type: Paperback, Matte Visit Precious Notes author page for dozens of other gorgeous planners, journals and notebook designs.
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The Voice of My Beloved

You do not feel like praying to God in the midst of these taunting and condemning voices of human beings . Or you may be on the mountains of the leopards .

Author: T. Job Anbalagan

Publisher: ISPCK

ISBN: 8172146892

Category: Bible

Page: 136

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This Is the Voice

The current reluctance, in science, to accord the voice this special role in the ... The mute hunter-gath- erer who spots a leopard a few yards off would, ...

Author: John Colapinto

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982128760

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due. There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all—the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel—and compelling—argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet’s dominant species, he guides us from the voice’s beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé—and each of us, every day. Along the way, he shows us why the voice is the most efficient, effective means of communication ever devised: it works in all directions, in all weathers, even in the dark, and it can be calibrated to reach one other person or thousands. He reveals why speech is the single most complex and intricate activity humans can perform. He travels up the Amazon to meet the Piraha, a reclusive tribe whose singular language, more musical than any other, can help us hear how melodic principles underpin every word we utter. He heads up to Harvard to see how professional voices are helped and healed, and he ventures out on the campaign trail to see how demagogues wield their voices as weapons. As far-reaching as this book is, much of the delight of reading it lies in how intimate it feels. Everything Colapinto tells us can be tested by our own lungs and mouths and ears and brains. He shows us that, for those who pay attention, the voice is an eloquent means of communicating not only what the speaker means, but also their mood, sexual preference, age, income, even psychological and physical illness. It overstates the case only slightly to say that anyone who talks, or sings, or listens will find a rich trove of thrills in This Is the Voice.
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