Guest Poem: Cuba's Rich Traditions

June 13, 2013
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Travel to Cuba impacts everyone differently and it inspired IE guest Jim Smith to write a series of poems documenting his experience. Read more here.

cultural insight
slave traditions, priestly white
santaría rite


While exploring Cuba with Internaitonal Expeditions we visited a Santaría Temple in Trinidad and a similar Museum in the Guanabacoa district of Havana. This area is very strongly influenced by this religion, which mixes elements of African traditional rites with the Roman Catholic saints. Connected to the religion are organizations which maintain former African slave traditions.
- January 25, 2013 - Havana, Cuba