Cuban Festivals: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture

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Bettelheim (art history, San Francisco State University) describes the secular rituals and celebrations of Cuban culture. The author's b&w photos shed additional light on these little-known rituals. This edition features the first English translation of the article "Afro-Cuban Festivals" by Afro-Cuban studies founder Fernando Ortiz, complete with 36 b&w illustrations from the original Ortiz edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558762442
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: Revised & Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Editor's Preface
Translator's Preface
The Afro-Cuban Festival 'Day of the Kings' 1
The Afro-Cuban Festival 'Day of the Kings': An Annotated Glossary 41
Carnival in Santiago de Cuba 94
Carnival in Santiago de Cuba at the End of the Millenium 127
The Tumba Francesa and Tajona of Santiago de Cuba 141
Flashback on Carnival: A Personal Memoir 154
These Things Happen in My Country 166
Glossary of Popular Festivals 173
Notes on Contributors 206
Selected Bibliographies 208
Index 216
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