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Culture and Tourism: Paraguay’s Afrodescendants celebrate their African roots with music and dancing

Members of the Paraguay-African group Kamba Cua participated in the annual festival in honour of St Balthazar, one of the Three Kings, over the weekend.

Africanews reported that the festival is a way for Afro-descendants to keep connected with their African roots through dance, drumming and customs.

“It is a great joy for me. It is a great pride to know that our community continues to do what it likes to do”, said Afro-descendant Julia Chávez.

As ever, the drum plays a central role in the celebrations.

The Kamba ethnic Africans arrived in the area with the army of the father of Uruguayan independence, Jose Gervasio Artigas.

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Adewale Adenrele

The author Adewale Adenrele

Journalist, PR, Researcher, Tourism& Cultural promoter, Social commentator. Correspondent @Africandevmag

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