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AFRO-CUBANS

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Afro-Cubans are Cubans of Afro-descent. The first Africans were brought in late 1511 and slavery was abolished in 1886. They make up 34 to 62% of the population. They  concentrate in Havana, Santiago de Cuba province, and Guantanamo province. The African influences are: FOOD- fufu, funche, tostones, quimbombo, yuca;  MUSIC AND DANCE- rumba, guaguanco, yambo, columbia son, makuta; RELIGION- lucumi (santeria), palo mayombe (palo monte/reglas de congo), abakua, spiritism.

For Afro-Cuban History and Culture

 

History- Afro-Cubans | Minority Rights Group

 

History- Afro-Cuban - Afropedea

 

Culture Critic- https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/cuba-african-roots-run-deep-it-s-lesson-students-aren-n767616

 

Video History Part #1 - https://youtu.be/6bcXXbbMY5Q

 

Video History and Culture  Part #2 - https://youtu.be/5tg88LfN-X4

 

Photo History and Culture- Afro- Cubans of African Ancestry in Cuba, Carribeans. – Africani Sankofa (wordpress.com)

 

Video History and Culture with Henry Louis Gate Jr. - https://youtu.be/k7p30a4auyA


Cultural Critic Roberto Zurbano- The country to come: and my Black Cuba? By Roberto Zurbano, 13/3/13 (afrocubaweb.com)

Afro-Cuban Music and Dance Resources 

 

Info- Cuba: Son and Afro-Cuban Music - World Music Network

Video Rumba- Guaguancó: Los Muñequitos de Matanzas - YouTube

Video Son- https://youtu.be/vxnaH2rjr00

Video Orishas- https://youtu.be/1YJQhz1ngtM

Video Las Orishas- https://youtu.be/DenYnTzozc0

Video Makuta- https://youtu.be/hQBpkcXOfhE


 

Afro-Cuban  Religion and Spirituality Resources

 

Info- Religion shapes Cuba despite Castro's influence (theconversation.com)

 

Info- Learn about Religious Influences in Cuba (anywhere.com)

 

Orishas Info- The 7 Orishas – My Orisha (wordpress.com)

 

The Orishas info- The Seven African Powers for Beginners (African Spirituality & Magic) (otherworldlyoracle.com)

 

Video- Santería Religion in Cuba - YouTube

 

Video- https://youtu.be/JAEv4XLU16s

 

Video- https://youtu.be/tqA_CuyWMGM

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(All photos of Afro-Cubanos in Havana and Santiago de Cuba by Lynn Anyanwu)