Havana’s Africa Museum Celebrates

January 10, 2013 | Print Print |

Photo feature by Elio Delgado Valdes

HAVANA TIMES — The “Casa de la Africa” Museum in Havana celebrated its 27th anniversary of its founding on January 6. This coincided with the celebration of “Three Kings Day” (the Epiphany holiday) and the procession of the “Cabildo” from the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, through the main squares of historic Centro Havana, to end up at Plaza Vieja.

At the forefront of this cultural event were children who were participating in the Cabildo Quisikuaba community project and therefore dressed in Elegua style clothing. Also participating were stilt walkers who, with their living statues and their Chinese horns, played with the children and bystanders who joined in the musical activities.

Finally closing the parade was a winding conga line of musicians from Santiago de La Vegas who also participated in the anniversary celebrations.

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