Afrocuban Religion Santeria Cuba

Santeros in Cuba

Cuban Santeria or Santeros – a popular religion originating from Africa which is practiced in Cuba. When you see people dressed in all white or who are sporting multicolored orange and yellow bangles then more than likely they’ve fallen under the black magic based spell! Santeria is a system of beliefs that merges the Yoruba religion which was brought to the New World by Yoruba slaves along with Christianity and Native American traditions, the religion is still widely practiced in Cuba.  These slaves carried with them various religious customs, including a trance and divination system for communicating with their ancestors and deities, animal sacrifice, and sacred drumming and religious dance.