A lot before 1959 unyielding knots of love and hate
had settled down already between Cuba and the United
States of America. Now that the ship " Friendship
" arrives with its load to the cinema of Hollywood,
let us remember when Melvin J. Herskovits in 1930
published its work The Black in the New World in the
magazine American Antropologist, proposing the coordinated
study of the black cultures in Africa and in the America.
The migrations of practitioners of the Afro-Cuban
religiosity to North America are increased from the
victory of the Cuban Revolution, as well as in the
Island it is increased I never eat before the representation
of the African ritual arts.
The editors and the writers that gather their work
in AfroCuban Anthology first edition for the virtual
space, don't make but that to exercise the necessary
collaboration stops to studies in Cuba and the United
States of America the presence of our African roots.
This gives light about the importance of analyzing
the culture and the Afro-Cuban religiosity when we
interpret the African diáspora in North America with
a global vision.
This first notebook is built in the internet with
the participation of studious in Cuba and North America;
he/she wants to be a forum where it is shown and not
only demonstrate the sincretysm of the African and
the European culture, but also cultural panoramas
of present time like those that it explores the section
The Culture of the Emotions." The articles will either
be published in the language that they were written,
Spanish, English or Yoruba.
In Matanzas we find the biggest variety of ethnoses
and African national roots in the America. In Matanzas
Olokum, the sea that baptized the city is seated when
the aboriginal ones killed a group of shipwrecks in
Matanzas: Oshún in the Marina that the sweet water
of the springs sprouts among the stones of the streets
and he/she appears in the patios. For that reason
we write from Matanzas taking a reference point that
it embraces all the Cuban one.
Our vision of AfroCuba is inclusive and it doesn't
exclude the European neither the Asian culture that
it forms us. Our objective has been to study the animist
vitality and Afro-Cuban antropomórfic to understand
this culture and religion like resistance shop for
the enslaved worker. AfroCuba is an ideology of survival
that is manifested with international dimension. Meferefun
gbogbo orisha. Jorge Luis Rodríguez