Latin America celebrates World Day of African Culture

Latin America celebrates World Day of African Culture
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24 January 2021
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A great number of Latin American nations join on Sunday a virtual festival, organized to celebrate the World Day of African and Afrodescendant Culture.

The virtual event, which extends to different regional countries including Argentina, Costa Rica and Panama, seeks to make visible the contribution of Afrodescendants blanked out throughout history.

On the occasion of the date, Cuba´s National Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC) highlighted in a statement the special connotation for Cuba's art movement given the origins of national identity.

From Spain, the Saharawi Association of Madrid promotes the Stand firm with Africa event that supports the heritage of its people through music and dance initiatives at the Nelson Mandela Square.

On the other hand, Mexico´s Institute for Specialized Training in Human Rights is pleased to invite all interested people to attend a keynote conference by Researcher Citlali Quecha, who will speak on the rights of Afrodescendants.

The commemoration encourages numberless government commitments in favor of Afrodescendants and stimulates inclusion projects from arts, education, and sports.

In 2019, UNESCO adopted January 24 as the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture, chosen because the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) passed the Charter for the Cultural Renaissance of Africa on the same date in 2006.

 

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