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Key to the New WorldA History of Early Colonial Cuba$
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Luis Martínez-Fernández

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400325

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400325.001.0001

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The Cuban Ajiaco

The Cuban Ajiaco

(p.110) 6 The Cuban Ajiaco
Key to the New World

Luis Martínez-Fernández

University Press of Florida

This chapter explores the complex manifold hybrid cultural manifestations stemming from the human interactions discussed in the previous chapter. The chapter recurs to Fernando Ortiz’s ajiaco (Cuban stew) metaphor as representative of the syncretic or hybrid culture forged by transculturation among Amerindians, Europeans, and Africans. The chapter brings to life the stories of different characters that are emblematic of creolization and transculturation in religion and burial practices, food and diet, and music.

Keywords:   Transculturation, Creolization, religion, Food, diet, Burial practices, Music

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