African heritage in Dominican Culture
The Ministry of Culture is sponsoring six events aimed at contributing to a better understanding of African heritage in Dominican culture from 27 July to 25 September 2014. The events have also received sponsorship from the Taiwanese Embassy. Research has shown that 90% of the Dominican population is of African descent.
A Historical-Cultural route, “The route of African descendants: Santo Domingo-San Cristobal” will take place on Saturday 13 September 2014, departing at 9am from Santo Domingo to San Cristobal, within the framework of the so-called Caribbean Cultural Corridor. Organized by the Deputy Ministry for Institutional Development and the Deputy Ministry for Cultural Heritage at the Ministry of Culture, the activities began with a workshop, “Challenges and Perspectives of African Descendants in Los Mercedes” on 27 July 2014.
A workshop “The Celebration of La Dolorita de los Morenos: socio-religious practices of los Morenos del Chaparral” took place on 9 August 2014 in Los Morenos, Villa Mella, Santo Domingo Norte.
A lecture and historical-cultural route explanations: “The ‘Liborista’ cult, value and practice of a syncretic manifestation in the south-east region” takes place at the UASD University’s southwestern campus in San Juan de la Maguana.
A workshop, “San Cristobal’s Atabales de Sainagua Festival n its importance for sustainable development in the southern region” will be held at the Loyola Polytechnic Institute in San Cristobal on 20 September.
A meeting on “African descendants in the Dominican Republic: contributions and relevant aspects to Dominican identity today” will be held on 26 September 2014.
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