AfroCubaWeb AfroCubaWeb Many people don't know that an estimated 70% of Cubans have African ancestors.... Today the island contains priceless survivals of African cultures - Yoruba, Congo, Old Dahomey, and the Efik/Efo from the Cross River Delta (Nigeria), giving birth to Abakwa and Brikamo. In addition, Cuba hosts a number of communities from the diaspora, especially the Caribbean -- Jamaica, the Bahamas, and other English speaking islands as well as Haiti. AfroCubaWeb contains pages about: Abaku? - Cross River Delta, Nigeria and Cuba; Haiti in Cuba: over 300,00 Haitians in Cuba, Creole radio station; Native Cubans; West Indians in Cuba; Rumba; Rastas in Cuba; Reggaet?n Cubano - Cubaton; Yoruba - Lukumi; Congo. Each community maintains a certain identity through language, music, dance, religion, and membership organizations ranging from the cabildos (casa templos), self-help associations dating from the days of slavery and organized under African rules, to the West Indian Welfare Center, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary. There is a wealth of culture for those discerning enough to look. Our aim is to help you do that by putting up as much material as we can. See our Table of Contents to access such major categories as Music, Author & Teachers on AfroCuban culture, Organizations that teach courses and workshops or are involved in the promotion of the African cultures of Cuba, as well as a number of other categories. In all, there are as of 2013 over 1,300 pages of information available on this web site.
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