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Cuban Popular Religion

12-04-2017
Ritual Public Imagery: the Streets of La Habana and Popular Religion
Wednesday April 19 – 5:00 pm
Laboratory of Music and Digital Music, Faculty of Humanities

Professor Lázara Menéndez Vásquez, Lecturer at the University of La Habana, Cuba, will hold a lesson at the Laboratory of Music and Digital Music at the Faculty of Humanities as part of the Programme in Religious Anthropology. In particular, Prof.  Vásquez will analyse Cuban popular religion.

Cuba is home to a variety of syncretic religions of largely African cultural origin. Some sources estimate that as much as 80 percent of the population consults with practitioners of religions of West African origin, such as the Santeria or Yoruba.