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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


(ˈæf roʊˈkyu bən)

of or denoting features of Cuban culture of black African origin.
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The subtle nuances of Latin dance would probably escape Mitchell and Anglo audiences alike, but the Colombian-born Trujillo, who grew up in Canada, is acutely aware of the fine distinctions that separate Colombian cumbia from Afro-Cuban mambo and Brazilian samba.
Specifically, the book examines the ascendant capitalism and white intellectual re-assessments of Afro-Cuban reproduction, enslavement and Afro-Cuban family formation, the illegal slave trade and the Cuban sexual economy of race, nineteenth-century racial myths and the familial corruption of whiteness Afro-Cuban family emancipation regenerating family in the post-emancipation and early republican eras mestizaje literary visions and Afro-Cuban genealogical memory.
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.
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.
Gray categorizes the entries into seven sections: (1) general works on Afro-Cuban arts, religion, and culture; (2) festivals and carnaval; (3) general works on music; (4) musical instruments; (5) genre studies; (6) geographical diffusion of Cuban music abroad; and (7) biographical studies, the largest of the seven sections.
Examples of specific topics include: evolving policies towards small enterprise, foreign exchange constraints, agricultural transformation, tourism, market-compatible reforms, the politics of culture, expansion of religious media, the political strategy of the Cuban Catholic Church, race in Cuban society, Afro-Cuban cultural production, Cuban Freemasons in the development of civil society, and Cuba-US biofuel production capability.
It will be shown again at TVA's WorldFest 2013 Community Event, which will also feature original music performed by local young people, free food courtesy of Kilimanjaro's restaurant, and then a set from London based Afro-Cuban collective Son Yambu.
Lodging at Havana's Hotel Telegrafo, breakfast buffets, four lunches and three dinners, guided, air-conditioned coach tours of Havana, live music and dance lessons with the Afro-Cuban Grupo Dulce Maria, and much more.
Having toured the world with the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, Fonseca has now taken Afro-Cuban music to a new level.
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.