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Santiago de Cuba to hold international meeting on African legacy

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Santiago de Cuba to hold international meeting on African legacy

Santiago de Cuba, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Conference on African and Afro-American Culture will take place here from April 12 to 16, with a focus on the influence of that continent, sources from the organizing committee informed on Monday.
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The event will be sponsored by the Fernando Ortiz African Cultural Center, the Provincial Department of Culture, the UNESCO Chairs of Afro-Ibero-American Studies of the Spanish University of Alcala and of Afro-Caribbean Studies Romulo Lachatanere, the provincial government and the University of Oriente.

The legacy of Africa in the socio-racial identity of Latin American and Caribbean countries will be the focus of academic debates from a multidisciplinary perspective, with the participation of specialists, scholars and those interested in these topics.

Visual artists, musicians, doctors, filmmakers, choreographers, dancers, priests and practitioners of popular religions of African origin will also take part in the lectures of the four commissions and an equal number of workshops, in addition to the Symposium on Medicine.

The event will adopt virtual and face-to-face modalities, in accordance with the epidemiological situation posed by Covid-19, and will be held in English, French and Spanish.

The topics of the five days will be related to gender, race, identity, history, ethnology, literature, linguistics, religion, fine arts expressions, audiovisuals, theater and dances, as well as experiences of Cuban medical missions abroad.

In its previous editions, the conference brought together scholars from universities and other Cuban and foreign educational and cultural institutions, with a notable presence of representatives of the African diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba.

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