Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Kongo Belief Past and Present: A Report from Mbanza-Kongo by Ned Sublette

October 30th, 2012
6:30 PM

100A Jones Hall (Greenleaf Conference Room)

Lecture by Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette, author of The World That Made New Orleans and Cuba and Its Music, will report back on his recent trip to Mbanza-Kongo in present-day northern Angola. Formerly the epicenter of the Kongo kingdom, and for centuries called São Salvador, Mbanza-Kongo was the first place south of the equator where Catholic missionaries arrived (in 1491). There an accommodation between Catholicism and African belief was negotiated, the consequences of which are with us today in New Orleans and throughout the Americas.

Ned Sublette’s work in Angola was supported by a 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion. The fellowship is a program of the University of Southern California’s Knight Chair in Media and Religion.

Image: Firmas, or ritual iconography used in the Kongo-derived Palo Monte religion in Cuba





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