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Rumba is group of African-derived Cuban instrumental, vocal and dance forms, e.g. columbia, guaguancó, yambú, that evolved during slavery. Interlocking rhythms are produced using three conga drums, claves (two short sticks struck together) and palitos (two sticks struck on a hard, resonant surface). The term rumba or rumbón also refers to a community social activity, a party. Santería is a syncretic religion of West African and Caribbean origin derived from a fusion of Catholicism and the Yoruba religion, also known as Regla de Ocha. Lucumí, a dialect of Yoruba, is its liturgical language. Santería is practiced primarily in Cuba, Puerto Rico and parts of the US such as New York and Miami. Palo ("stick" in Spanish) refers to a group of closely related religions that developed in Cuba amongst Central African slaves of mostly Bantu ancestry. The word "palo" was applied due to the use of wooden sticks in the preparation of altars. Expect recordings in the rumba / santería / lucumí / palo category to be heavily percussion and voices-based. - John Child