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  • 12 / 29 / 2006

Cuban renowned ethnologist Natalia Bolivar said Afro-Cuban religions are a key part of Cuba's national identity and their importance lies in solving human problems.

At a Conference on Regla de Ocha or Santeria with students and professors of the Universidad de Oriente, Bolivar says Cubans have assimilated the African roots.

The process is so strong that Africans come to Cuba to learn of local contributions to such practices, today a patrimony of deep tradition among many Cubans.

She added that despite changes there is a strong prevalence and Cubans have helped to spread it worldwide.

Source: Prensa Latina

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