Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural by Kristine Juncker

By Kristine Juncker

“Challenges the reader in provocative new methods. issues to the salient name to motion provided by way of neighborhood Santería and Espiritismo arts, ritual, functionality, and different cultural kinds in addressing center questions of heritage, legacy, and new beginnings.”—Suzanne Preston Blier, writer of Royal Arts of Africa

 

“A a lot wanted learn of the way during which the spiritual artwork of ladies is a primary size of Afro-Cuban spiritual ritual, either within the private and non-private spheres.”—Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, writer of Afro-Cuban Theology

 

From a plantation in Havana Province within the Eighties to a non secular middle in Spanish Harlem within the Nineteen Sixties, this ebook profiles 4 generations of ladies from one Afro-Cuban non secular relatives. the ladies have been hooked up by way of their favorite roles as leaders within the religions they practiced and the dramatic ritual paintings they created. each one was once a medium in Espiritismo—communicating with useless ancestors for assistance or insight—and additionally a santera, or priest of Santería, who may possibly have interaction the oricha pantheon.

Kristine Juncker argues that through growing paintings for multiple faith those girls shatter the preferred assumption that Afro-Caribbean religions are unique firms. The portraiture, sculptures, and images in Afro-Cuban spiritual Arts provide infrequent and memorable glimpses into the rituals and iconography of Espiritismo and Santería. Santería altars are heavily guarded, restricted to initiates, and usually destroyed upon the dying of the santera whereas Espiritismo artifacts are infrequently thought of worthy sufficient to move on. the original and protean cultural legacy distinctive right here finds how ritual paintings turned well known imagery, sparked a much wider discussion approximately tradition inheritance, attracted new practitioners, and enabled Afro-Cuban non secular expression to blow up internationally.

 

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73 Beyond the dozens of articles discussing different Afro-Cuban religious practices, Bohemia also published short fiction on Afro-Cuban religions. One of the more prominent examples is the 1950 piece by Gerardo Del Valle entitled “Cuento cubano: Ella no creía en bilongos” (bilongos are packets of prepared herbs and offerings that are often left at an altar). In this story, set in the 1950s, Chela, a practitioner of Afro-Cuban religions, is in danger of losing her husband to Candita, a woman who has renounced her Afro-Cuban religious heritage.

73 Beyond the dozens of articles discussing different Afro-Cuban religious practices, Bohemia also published short fiction on Afro-Cuban religions. One of the more prominent examples is the 1950 piece by Gerardo Del Valle entitled “Cuento cubano: Ella no creía en bilongos” (bilongos are packets of prepared herbs and offerings that are often left at an altar). In this story, set in the 1950s, Chela, a practitioner of Afro-Cuban religions, is in danger of losing her husband to Candita, a woman who has renounced her Afro-Cuban religious heritage.

The prejudice implicit in Ortiz’s first publication, The Black Sorcerers, likely hampered the overall success of Cuban Counterpoint among Spanish-speaking scholars. Among English-speaking scholars, Herskovits’s theory of acculturation, published first, tended to take precedence over Ortiz’s theory of transculturation. Furthermore, Herskovits’s idea of Africanisms better appealed to the sensibilities of the Pan-African and Négritude movements, as it made explicit a culturally expressive relationship with blacks’ African heritage.

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