African Influence On Latin American Culture

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The culture of Latin America isn’t just fondly influenced by African roots but the foundation of some countries including the countries of Haiti, Mexico, and Peru. Haitians combine Catholicism with Vodou, a religion in which is cemented in Haitian heritage and can be taken all the way back to Africa. Through this religion their founding fathers found strength, courage, organization, and leadership to free themselves from the French. Before the Haitians revolted they had a Vodou ceremony in which reunited the African people and drove out the French. In Veracruz, Mexico, dances like Fandango is a mixture of Hispanic and African backgrounds. Though they are Hispanic instruments they’re played in a percussive (polyrhythm) way. Music is one evidence

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