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

of or denoting features of Cuban culture of black African origin.
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Eventually, Afro-Cuban themes became the most prominent symbols of Cuban music.
Fernando Ortiz on Music: Selected Writing on Afro-Cuban Culture
While influenced by global hip-hop communities and transnational ideas of blackness, Cuban artists created a movement that is uniquely rooted in the Afro-Cuban experience.
This discussion seeks to consider the relevance of an African-centered political ecology to our understanding of contemporary Cuba and ideological tendencies that have historically shaped Afro-Cuban, African-American solidarity movements.
The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity.
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.
Tour operator Central Holidays ( just unveiled the first-ever itinerary designed around Afro-Cuban culture.
He's a friend, he's family, and he's got my back.") 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.
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.
The Cuban Revolution supposedly liberated Afrocubans by providing opportunities for economic, political, scholastic, and social improvement and by removing the boundaries of pre-revolutionary discrimination that limited the parameters of Afro-Cuban identity and potential within Cuban society.
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.