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Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Kristine Juncker


Afro-Cuban Religious Arts traces the religious art created by four generations of Afro-Caribbean women from Havana, Cuba, to Spanish Harlem, New York, from 1899 to 1969. Through an examination of archives featuring photographs, notes, and surviving altar fragments belonging to Tiburcia Sotolongo y Ugarte, Hortensia Ferrer, Iluminada Sierra Ortiz, and Carmen Oramas Caballery, a history of women’s leadership roles within Afro-Cuban religious arts practices emerges. To this end, their work reveals the critical interaction between the arts of different Afro-Caribbean belief systems, particularly E ... More

Keywords: twentieth century, religious Arts, Afro-Cuban, women, Caribbean, Creole, Espiritismo, Santería, African diaspora, hybrid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049700
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049700.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristine Juncker, author
De Montford University