Tata Roque Zamora Cabrera, Siete Rayo Batalla Vira Monte Siete Estrella Batalla Congo, a Congo priest preparing an empaka or magickally loaded bull’s horn sealed then with a mirror.

From Hamburg Museum of Anthropology, now displaying SOA Collection of AfroCubana.

Photo copyright Markus Matzel/SOA Museum, used with kind permission.

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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