We will start crossing the Havana Bay in the Regla's ferry for an introduction of the experience. Once we arrived we will enter in the town's church, also known as the Temple of Yemayá. After we'll go over the museum of Regla to learn about our roll in Cuban Revolution mixed with Afro-Cuban roots. And finally…
Beverages We'll provide coffee, soft drinks, or beer. We will drive you back home afterwards.
I was born and raised in Regla, one of the most religious areas in Cuba. I come from a very religious family, and for that reason I am very close to experts and practitioners of Afro-Cuban religion. I also work in a museum dedicated to Afro-Cuban religion. I speak English fluently and have a degree in economics from the University of Havana.
We'll take the Regla ferry, have coffee, and hear an introduction to the subject. Then we'll visit the church in Regla to learn about religious syncretism in Cuba. We'll visit the Museum of Regla to understand the African religions of the island. Finally, we'll visit a babalawo's home, to see his practices and hear about the religion's evolution.
For more than 450 years, the Regla municipality has been the Caribbean's cradle of the Ifá prophecy system. In 2008, it was included within the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.