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1. Combining African and other cultural elements as found in Cuban society: Afro-Cuban rhythms; Afro-Cuban folklore.
2. Of or relating to Afro-Cubans or their history or culture.
A Cuban of African ancestry.


(Jazz) of or relating to a type of jazz influenced by Cuban variants of African rhythms. Compare Cu-bop


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of or denoting features of Cuban culture of black African origin.
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These connections have profound implications for how we understand (1) the historical and contemporary problems of Afro-Cuban communities, (2) the successes and failures of the Cuban Revolution and its stated commitment to racial and economic justice, and (3) the impact of contemporary, U.
ix; "The Afro-Cuban Impact on Music in the United States: Mario Bauza and Machito," by Paul Austerlitz, p.
The present article explores Lam's valorization of female figures, and in particular the Santeria priestess and the femme cheval or horse-headed woman, not only as protectors and disseminators of Afro-Cuban culture, but also as models of empowerment over and against their white exploiters and colonizers.
The Cooking of History: How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion.
Discussions on the Afro-Cuban situation in Cuba date back to the 18th and 19th centuries when Africans were brought in to work in agriculture, sugar production, and as domestics.
Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry Gonz[sz]lez
NEW YORK -- Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2014-15 season with the world premiere of "Ochas,'' a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion.
It's a night of original jazz that mixes Brazilian and Afro-Cuban influences with classical and modern jazz vibes on Friday when Grammy-nominated Brazilian pianist-composer Weber Iago and the David Valdez Quartet out of Portland hit the Jazz Station in downtown Eugene.
Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America.
Afro-Cuban costumbrismo; from plantations to the slums.
In Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow, Frank Andre Guridy looks at the complexities of the relationships between Afro-Cuban organizations and their counterparts in the United States in the period from the Spanish-Cuban-American War in 1898 through the first half of the twentieth century, just before the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
Translated for the first time in English, Lydia Cabrera's Afro-Cuban Tales provides accessibility to rich stories whose origins began in pre-colonial Africa and were transformed and (re)invented in the Caribbean.