Tatas Oscar Guerrero and Eoghan Ballard, PhD, join host Candelo Kimbisa to share the history of the Quimbisa (Kimbisa) Rama of Palo.
Oscar Guerrero originally initiated into Palo in 1995 and currently resides in Miami, FL. Hs lineage is Kimbisa con Mayombe Guanofilo con Mulenda Santo Cristo Buen Viaje which stems from Tata Roque Zamora from Parraga, Municipio de Arroyo Naranjo, Havana Cuba. My elders and teachers are Tata Manuel Kongo and Tata Nsasi Masongo Quimbisa. I am eternally thankful to them for their patience and generosity over the years.
Dr. Eoghan Ballard from Philadelphia, PA, made Tata in Quimbisa by Roque Zamora Cabrera in Parraga, La Habana, in the Casa Templo de Siete Rayo Siete Estrellas Quimbisa SCBV, September 1995. He made Tata in Palo Haitiano 7 Tumba Francesa in December 1995 and later others, including Brama con Brama from Santiago de Cuba. He received his BA from Temple University, 1987. Dr. Ballard received his Masters in 1995 and his PhD in Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania 2005. Quimbisero and Serviteur Lwa.