The Colombian culture is formed from the inheritance of the indigenous peoples present in the territory since ancient times. The Spanish traditions adopted during the colonial era and the African customs incorporated by the slaves brought by the conquerors. This mixture of cultures constitutes a society with features common to the rest of Latin American countries but, at the same time, very different. In fact, even within the Colombian territory, there are many differences between regions. Some of the most prominent cultural groups according to their location are the so-called cachacos, located in the cundiboyacense highlands.
Coloniality has take various shapes and forms but it changes presences doesn’t divert from its true nature. Europe and United States influences have aimed to obliterating indigenous and African culture in Central America and the Caribbean by appropriating their lands, causing racial division, and by genocide. Colonials approached Central America and the Caribbean with a divide and conquer attitude, in terms of the racial and labor hierarchy. This kept the indigenous and black people against each other, allowing the elite to persist at the top of the hierarchy. European and U.S. appropriation of Central America and the Caribbean followed a habitual pattern of land seizure, instituting a
Their strong beliefs and backgrounds ended up integrating within the Spaniards culture to form a hybrid, making them just as much apart of the Cuban culture as the spaniards were. Therefore, although the Africans were racially discriminated within Cuba it allowed them to be rebellious and never give up. Thus, creating a positive outcome, as Cuba would not be where it
They are also provided with sports coaches, who can sharpen their physical skills and offer them a more active lifestyle. Cuban Cuisine Cuban cuisine is a combination of African, Spanish and Caribbean cuisine. The lip smacking Cuban recipes share techniques and spices with African and Spanish cooking, with hints of Caribbean influence in flavor and spice. The result is a unique, flavorful and interesting blend of the several cultural influences. A small yet noteworthy Chinese cuisine influence can also be witnessed in Cuban dishes.
Under these circumstances, African culture was intertwined with the Indigenous and Spanish cultures already within Costa Rica. It is especially apparent within the rhythm of Costa Rican music (“Costa Rican Music,” n.d.). Furthermore, the black population of Costa Rica is prominent in the Limón province. Migrants from Caribbean islands such as Jamaica, brought the Caribbean feel over with them, residing on the coast of Costa Rica. There are several types of drum and marimba that are still used in Costa Rican music from the African influence (“Costa Rican Music,”
When one seeks to examine the Caribbean region, there is a clear recognition that the classification of its culture would be that of a subjugated culture due to the historical development of the region. The region developed purely as a tool for the wealth of Europe, through the labour of enslaved and dominated peoples: Tainos and Caribs, Africans, Indians and Chinese. The formation of the Caribbean region as it is known today is done through a process called colonialism. For the purpose of this discussion, “cultural identity” broadly refers to the shared beliefs and behaviours of a group, that form the basis for creating meaning for the persons who count themselves to be a part of the culture. Culture refers to the way of life of its members; the collection of ideas and habits which they learn, share and transmit from generation to generation.
They soon coerced the natives into working on sugar and tobacco plantations as slaves—the conditions were horrendous and life was short and brutal. Because European explorers brought along their native diseases (such as smallpox and tuberculosis), the native population was soon dramatically diminished. This meant that Caribbean plantation owners had to import in African slaves. This rejuvenated the African slave trade, which became an essential part of the global economy. Russian serfdom, however,
It is an era that changes the way people think opening skepticism, idealism, and common-sense realism (May). Overtime before the enlightenment, a caste system developes of all the people that come to America. The people with the fairest skin color are at the top of this hierarchy while darker colored people are at the bottom. Much of the art produced during the Colonial Latin America is from this wide variety of peoples backgrounds (Bailey). From Spaniard and Mulatta, Morisca depicts a section of the caste system, racial mixing, and the economic and political time period of the Colonial Spanish Americas.
The Studies in the Arts: Dominican Culture course examined multiple topic that relates to the culture of Dominican Republic, the political system during the past and the present, and all forms of music and sports that are popular in the country. The introduction to Antihaitianism in the Dominican Republic was first introduce at the beginning of the course. Antihaitianism is defined as the, “prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Haitians and their language, culture, and race”. The two race have been in conflict due to sharing of the same island. For a long period of time, the Dominican army would kill the Haitians with weapons.
Culture: Colombian culture is very similar to many other Latin American countries, with components of Colombian culture being traced back to Spain during 16th century and with the collision of the native civilizations at the time. With a few special elements that make it unique. Many aspects of Colombian culture were adopted from other ethnic groups throughout the ages and predominately during the 16th century. Various customs preformed today are seen as being very important when concerning Colombia’s national heritage. Fútbol is a uniting factor in Colombian society, despite the large gaps between the economic and social classes.