Una identità in movimento

VII International Workshop of Africanisms in the Caribbean "Ortiz-Lachatañeré"

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April 8 to 11, 2003

"Fernando Ortiz" African Cultural Center, "Rómulo Lachatañeré" Afro-Caribbean Chair of Studies, the UNESCO Afro-Ibero-American Chair of Studies of the University of Alcalá, Heredia Theatre, University of Oriente, Applied Linguistics Center as part of the Territorial Delegation of Science Technology and Environment Ministry (CITMA), CICIBA (International Center of Bantu Civilization) call the VII International Workshop of Africanisms in the Caribbean "'Ortiz-Lachatañeré", to be held on April 8 to 11, 2003 with the objective of creating a space of approach where we value the scientific work in the disciplines of the Social Sciences to which Fernando Ortiz and Rómulo Lachatañeré devoted their work.

We invite specialists on arts, literature, linguistics, philosophy, religion, music and dance to share criteria and deepen on each theme in an open dialogue.

This edition will be devoted to the studies on bantuity. The Bantu diaspora in America and the Caribbean was object of study of both researchers, and the scientific approach to Bantu presence in our countries is relevant nowadays. It should also be taken into account the fact that studies on ethnic inquiry conducted in our country have proved, as one of their results, that the majority of ethnic groups integrating slaves' endowments were Bantu.

General Themes

  • Fernando Ortiz y Rómulo Lachatañeré: studies on their life and work.
  • Bantu people in the history of Africa. Pre-colonial stage, expansion, territories, colonization, slave trade and the evolution of Bantu world up to this date.
  • Bantu culture in Africa and the New World. Its extension and survival. Its expression in literature, music, fine arts and traditional medicine.
  • Bantu religion. Its inter-dependence with Islam. Presence and evolution of the Bantu element in popular religious expressions of African root in the New World.
  • Africanisms in cultural studies nowadays. Approaches in Cuba, America and the Caribbean.


They should not exceed 50 words in a single paragraph, identified by the author or authors' names and surnames, scientific level, academic category, institution, address, phone number, e-mail and country.

They will be admitted up to December 30th, 2002.


Papers should be of 10 (ten) pages in length. They will be printed in a volume involving all works presented, therefore, participants are requested to send them on a 3½ disc, double-line spacing, Arial 10 letter for the text, bibliography and notes on Arial 9 at the end of the document.

Papers will be admitted up to January 31st 2003.

They should be suitable for a 15-minutes presentation and 5 minutes of debate.

The Organizing Committee withholds the right of accepting the papers or not. In all cases, participants will be informed anytime before February 15th, 2003.

Registration Fees

Exposers and Delegates





There will be accommodation facilities available at reasonable prices at city hotels.


English, French and Spanish.

General Preliminary Program

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Plenary Sessions
Welcome Cocktail

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions

Organizing Committee

Honorary President
International Coordinator
Dr. Luis Beltrán R.
President of the UNESCO Chair of Afro-Ibero-American Studies
University of Alcalá

BA. Pedro A. López Cerviño
Director of the Provincial Office of the Ministry of Culture

General Coordinator
Dr. Marta Cordiés Jackson
Director of the African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz"
President of the Chair of Afro-Caribbean Studies "Rómulo Lachatañeré"

Mrs. Sandra Cabrera
BA. Zoe Cremé Ramos
BA. Magalys Wilson Ferrer
BA. Reyna Pérez Álvarez
BA. Clara Cumbá Kindelán
BA. Yuset Candebat Montero
BA. Yadine M. Yara González
BA. Yurislayne Cutiño Martorell
BA. Zaylen Clavería Centurión

Mrs. Ileana Córdova Payás
Mrs. Rafaela Matos Yance
Mrs. Damaris Torres Tamayo
BA. Ramona Quintero Ríos

BA. Pedro A. López Cerviño
Director of the Provincial Office of the Ministry of Culture
President of the Organizing Committee
Tel. (53) (226) 622007

Dr. Marta Cordiés Jackson
Director of the African Cultural Center "Fernando Ortiz"
General Coordinator
Ave. Manduley # 106 esq. 5ta
Rpto. Vista Alegre. Santiago de Cuba
CP: 90400
Telefax.: (53) (22) 642487 - (53) (22) 623893 (noches)

Dr. Luis Beltrán R.
International Coordinator Antiguo Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso
Plaza de San Diego s/n
E-2880 Alcalá de Henares
Madrid. España
Tel. (81) 8854087
Fax: (34 91) 8854130

Eng. Armando Pérez Cobas (Santiago de Cuba)
Calle 8 No. 56 % 1ra y 3ra
Rpto. Vista Alegre. Santiago de Cuba.
CP: 90400
Tel.: (53) (226) 641237

Caridad Román Arias (Ciudad de La Habana)
Edificio Sierra Maestra, Calle 1ra e/ 0 y 2.
Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Tel.: (537) 23 9782 /83 - 23 9362
Fax: (537) 24 1760

Mr. Ángel Kandel
Coordinator for Latin America
A.V. Corrientes 4558 30C
1195 Buenos Aires. Argentina
Tel.: (54-11) 4864-0530 - (54-11) 4861-1155

Mrs. Cassandra Harley
Coordinator for the Caribbean Sales Representative of T.T.T.I.C. Services
4 Ruthven Road, off Half Way Tree Road
Kingston 10 Jamaica W.I.
Tel: (876) 968-4920-0267 / 1-700-5384
Fax: (876) 960-1956

Dr. Joceline A. Clemencia.
Coordinator for the Netherlands Antilles Cultural Institute Independence

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