Afrocuban Anthology  






Dr. Israel Moliner Castañeda

 Social Anthropologist, Historian, Ethno- musicologist

 Milanes 77 between Manzaneda and Zaragoza, Matanzas, CP.40100

Matanzas. CUBA



Doctor of Historic Science -            1968. Havanna University

Doctor of Ethnomusicology-            1976.Santiago University

Masters of Popular Religion-            1985.Matanzas Theologic Seminary


 Professor of Cuban History. University of Havanna-                     1978-1986

Cuban Folklore- Central University of Las Villas-                          1985-1986

Professor of Cuban Folklore- University of Oriente-                      1986-1989

Professor of Caribbean MusicPedagogical Superior Institute-      1988-1992

Professor of Cuban Folklore-  Medical Science Institute-               1985

Professor of Caribbean Culture- University of Matanzas                 1994-1995

Master of  Popular Religion- The Evangelical Seminary of Matanzas   1991

Professor of Cuban Culture- San Carlos Seminary of Havanna      1992


 Founder, Cuban Anthropology Society-                       1995

Member, Scientific Commission of                       

Archeology-Ethnology-Social Institute of        

Ministry and Science Technology                                    1986

President Popular Religion Commission                           1993-present

His scholarly Achievements include:

Collaborative efforts concerned with folklife at the Anthropology Department, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

In collaboration with Gladys Guttierrez, Founded Olokum, a Center for the Study,

Preservation and distribution of Afro-Cuban Culture in Matanzas. (1995), A Non-

Governmental Institution. 

Principal Investigator -Afro Cuban Anthropology

an on-line Academic Journal (in-preparation).

 Founder, the forum for Fernando Ortiz- A forum for scholars and Researchers devoted to examing African values in Cuban Cultural (1976).


Festival of Rumba and Drums in Matanzas.

Colloquium for Magic and Religious Systems in Cuban Culture at the Caribbean House in Santiago de Cuban.

Bob Maley, Music Workshop for the International Caribbean Festival in Santiago de Cuba. 


"Theater and Music in Matanzas." (1979).Department of Culture, Matanzas.

 "Slaves Sublevations in Matazas." (1986). Central University Las Villas

 "The Danzon." (1987). Department of Culture, Matanzas.

 "The Hispanic Elements in the Matanzas' Popular Culture." (1988). Department of Culture, Matanzas. 

Religions and Beliefs in the Caribbean".  (1990)


Cubas' Black Gods.

The Drum's Proscribe Culture.

Afroamerican Religions.

The Popular Catholic Belief in Cuba.

The Perfect Time for Death.