Dance or Festival, Havana, Cuba, ca. 1866

Description

The author, who visited Cuba ca. 1866, writes of African-born slaves in Havana and their Sunday festivals. And as all secret assemblies are against the law, these people meet in rooms together, which they call cabildos, or assembly rooms . . . . The visitor need not have the slightest hesitation in entering, for he will always be treated with great respect by those present . . . who are only too happy to have a white audience (p. 196); note musical instruments, banjo, drum.

Source

Samuel Hazard, Cuba with pen and pencil (Hartford, Conn., 1871), p. 196.

Creator

Hazard, Samuel

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

LCP-05

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Cuba

Citation

"Dance or Festival, Havana, Cuba, ca. 1866", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 12, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/965
The author, who visited Cuba ca. 1866, writes of African-born slaves in Havana and their Sunday festivals. And as all secret assemblies are against the law, these people meet in rooms together, which they call cabildos, or assembly rooms . . . . The visitor need not have the slightest hesitation in entering, for he will always be treated with great respect by those present . . . who are only too happy to have a white audience (p. 196); note musical instruments, banjo, drum.
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