Interview with an unidentified santero and Cuban immigrant Cookqui Hernandez

Date: April 2, 1980

Source: S1576 , T80-38, T80-39, T80-40, T80-41

Type: Sound

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  • Four reel to reels. Santeria is a New World version of the African-based Yoruba religion that was combined with elements of Catholicism. Bulger interviews an unnamed Santero, a priest within the Santeria religion. They discuss the origins of the religions, various rituals and beliefs, botanicas, healing, and the roles of men and women in the religion. The interview is in Spanish, with Hernandez translating. There is also a short interview with Hernandez about emigrating to the United States from Cuba. Interview conducted for a slide/tape program on Cuban-Americans, a copy of which can be found on T80-95.

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