Santeria

GUESTS: Joseph Murphy Author, Santeria: An African Religion in America Professor of Theology, Georgetown University Arturo Lindsey Professor of Art History, Spellman College Author, Santeria Aesthetics in Contemporary Latin American Art Miguel Ramos Master of Ceremony for Santeria Affiliated with the church in Hialeah, FL Catholicism and Santeria will meet when the Pope visits Cuba this week. According to some estimates, seventy percent of Cubans practice some form of Santeria, which mixes the traditions of African slaves and the Catholicism they were forced to observe. The religion's detractors call it voodoo because of its often elaborate rituals. Join host Ray Suarez for a look at Santeria and its influence in Cuba and the U.S. ...on the next talk of the nation from NPR News.

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