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The influence of Africa in Cuban culture is highlighted

Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac) highlighted today, on occasion of Africa Day, the presence of the African legacy in the cultural life of the country.

In its Twitter profile, the organization celebrated the anniversary and expressed that “Cuba would never be explained without this continent, its essence is inherent to our identity as a nation.”

Uneac affirmed in a tweet that it has taken into account, since its foundation, the presence of this legacy in Cuban cultural life.

He affirmed that from the work of the Aponte Commission, the reflection of this legacy in the work of writers and artists and the development of spaces for its promotion, the organization contributes to the defense and preservation of the indelible traces of African culture in Cuba.

Africa Day commemorates the creation of the Organization of African Unity, forerunner of the current African Union, on May 25, 1963 in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa, at a time marked by the rise of popular decolonization movements.

It was decreed to vindicate the socioeconomic advances achieved by the nations of that continent, including their liberation from colonialism, as well as to point out the challenges that still lie ahead.