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ré from Africa to Matanzas in the month of Cuban culture.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 23 octubre, 2020

Dedicated to the 152 anniversary of the beginning of the War of Independence in Cuba, to the 45th Week of Culture in Matanzas and to the 77th anniversary of the Cabildo de Santa Teresa, the II African Legacy Colloquium took place in the community, in the Office of the Conservator of the City , once the Palace of Justice.

The Afrocuba ensemble gave a musician-dance opening to the scientific event and with the opening words of the Curator of the City of Matanzas, Leonel Pérez Orozco, in which he revered the work of the enslaved (the only real builders of this city), the participants and Those present agreed to place a plaque or tribute to those who with blood and sweat embroidered the road to our Athens.


During the colloquium, coordinated by Regla González Miró, interesting topics concerning the current referents of the Yoruba, Abacuá, Arará ethnic groups, among others, were debated. Likewise, there was an exchange regarding racial and identity problems with enriching debates.

Special guests of the day were the current members of the Iyesá, Arará Espíritu Santo, Santa Teresa and Olocun councils, which maintain the traditional family and religious bond alive and permanent in Matanzas popular culture.


The afternoon concluded with a special visit to the Slavery Room of the Palacio de Junco museum and with the celebration of Cabildo Santa Teresa Day, in the neighborhood of La Marina.


Photos: Sergio Jesús Martínez, Provincial Directorate of Culture

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