Havana.- Delegates from Africa, America, Europe and the Caribbean attended the 8th International Yoruba Congress, held in the Cuban capital this month.
Over 500 scientists, priests and religious people participated in the congress, held at Havana’s International Conference Center.
According to sources from the organizing committee, experts debated on culture, art, education, tradition, the Diaspora’s contexts, philosophy, psychology and ethnic relations.
Other topics on debate were ethno-biological prospects, identity and cross-culturalization linked to the religion of “orishas” (African deities).
The Cuban researcher Ariel Rolando presented a paper on the presence of Yoruba texts in rap music and the contribution of the “orisha” cult to that cultural movement.