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#blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , #Yanga, #blackhispanic , #Mexico , #blackmexican , #ElYanga , #africandiaspora , #blackhistory , #VeraCruz , #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros , #Gabon , #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #afrohispanic
Picture courtesy of @sonsandbros

#Blacksinlatinamerica video information on YouTube about #DominicanRepublic
And #Haiti check it out #CARIBBEANAPPAREL ・・・
Food for thought #HaitianLivesMatter

The majority of music considered "Latin" stems from the Africans or Morenos (the darker peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean). After living in Miami for 6 years, I witnessed how Africans were never given credit to all that they contributed to Latin American culture including the language, dance, music, capoeira, religion etc. ..... Colorism is more rampant in the Latin American community. If you believe all "minorities" are fighting the same fight, its not true. The majority of Cubans in Miami still vote Republican #FoodforThought #BlacksInLatinAmerica

#Repost @queenofpettysjt
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@Regrann from @professor_nyembo - #blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga ,
Picture courtesy of @sonsandbros -#blackculture,#blackbloggers, #blackbloggersunited, #blackfamily, #blackkings, #blackqueens, #blackswhoblog, #blackwomenwhoblog, #browngirlswhoblog, #blackgirlmagic, #blackgirlbloggers, #blackgirlswhoblog, #blackisbeautiful, #blackandproud, #melaninpower, #melanin, #unapologeticallyblack, #blackexcellence, #blackpride, #blackpower, ##blackpride, #blackpower, #africandiaspora, #africanamericans, #blackcommunity, #everydayblackgirl

It's often forgotten that a lot of our brothas and sistas speak Spanish! We've kept y'all in mind here at @sankofabkscafe. Stop by and check out some of our English/Spanish selection. #afrolatin #blacksinlatinamerica #africandiaspora

aboriginal nations of #BlacksinPanama such as the #AfroDarienite and the Choco people.
In fact, the Afro-#Darienite are the remnants of the aboriginal Black nations of South and Central America who were once hunted down to be made slaves by the Spaniards (in fact Balboa or #PeterMatyr chroniclers referred to these Blacks as "slaves of our lord," ) meaning, like Blacks in Africa, the South Pacific and elsewhere, they were eligible for enslavement, being descended from Ham, the so-called "father of the Black race." In Columbia's #ChocoRegion, on the Western side of that country, there are hundreds of thousands of Blacks, whose ancestors have been in #Columbia for thousands of years. In fact, scientists and some historians have found out that Black slaves were being kidnapped and hunted down in Columbia and parts of South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and U.S., by the Spaniards and others long before they began to look for slaves in Africa. (an old painting in Natonal Geographic clearly shows a black with #bowandarrow and wearing a loin cloth, hunting along the coast of Columbia during the first voyage there by the Spaniards.
These Blacks today of the Choco Region of Columbia are among the most oppressed of #BlacksinLatinAmerica today #instarepost20

@Regrann from @professor_nyembo - #cincodemayo #blacksinlatinamerica
"La Bamba"  is a Afro-Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Valens' version of "La Bamba" is ranked number 354 on Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is the only song on the list sung in a language other than English.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Colonial government brought African Slaves to Mexico to work the sugar fields and underground mines on the sugar plantations of the coastal Veracruz.
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Althought Afro-Mexicans or Black Mexicans can be found throughtout Mexico, the State of Veracruz has the highest concetration of blacks than other parts of the country.
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The Yanga's slave rebellion of 1570 was one of the first slave uprising in the Americas and established one of the earliest free black settlements in the New World. He's often referred as the Primer Libertador de America or “first liberator of the Americas”. The descendats of those Maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle) heavily influenced the history and culture of Mexico. 🎶🎶🎶
The traditional aspect of "La Bamba" lies in the tune, which remains almost the same through most versions. The name of the dance, which has no direct English translation, is presumably connected with the Spanish verb bambolear, meaning "to shake" or perhaps "to stomp". 🎶🎶🎶
"La Bamba" is often played during weddings in Veracruz, where the bride and groom perform the accompanying dance. The "arriba" (literally "up") part of the song suggests the nature of the dance, in which the footwork, called "zapateado", is done faster and faster as the music tempo accelerates. A repeated lyric is "Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán", meaning "I am not a sailor, I am a captain"; Veracruz is a maritime locale.
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#professor_nyembo #GasparYanga #Yanga, #blackhispanic #Mexico #blackmexican #ElYanga #africandiaspora #blackhistory #VeraCruz #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros #Gabon #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #a

aboriginal nations of #BlacksinPanama such as the #AfroDarienite and the Choco people.
In fact, the Afro-#Darienite are the remnants of the aboriginal Black nations of South and Central America who were once hunted down to be made slaves by the Spaniards (in fact Balboa or #PeterMatyr chroniclers referred to these Blacks as "slaves of our lord," ) meaning, like Blacks in Africa, the South Pacific and elsewhere, they were eligible for enslavement, being descended from Ham, the so-called "father of the Black race." In Columbia's #ChocoRegion, on the Western side of that country, there are hundreds of thousands of Blacks, whose ancestors have been in #Columbia for thousands of years. In fact, scientists and some historians have found out that Black slaves were being kidnapped and hunted down in Columbia and parts of South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and U.S., by the Spaniards and others long before they began to look for slaves in Africa. (an old painting in Natonal Geographic clearly shows a black with #bowandarrow and wearing a loin cloth, hunting along the coast of Columbia during the first voyage there by the Spaniards.
These Blacks today of the Choco Region of Columbia are among the most oppressed of #BlacksinLatinAmerica today

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What is an Afro-Dominican? Afro-Dominicans are Dominicans of African ancestry, or in layman's terms, Black Dominicans. They are one of the four ethnicities officially recognized in the Dominican Republic; the others being mulattoes, whites, and yellows.

Most Afro-Dominicans descend from West Africans and Central Africans, almost the half of them were Kongo, with other important ethnicities being the Mandingo, the Igbo people from the regions of Calabar and Biafra, and people captured near the São Jorge da Mina castle. They arrived from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century as a result of slavery, while many others descend from immigrants who came from the United States during the 19th century or from the Lesser Antilles during the 20th century.

Currently there are also many black immigrants, particularly from Haiti,who can be included within the Afro-Dominican demographics if they were born in the country or have Dominican naturalization.

#afrohispanic #afrodominicans #panafricanism #neverforget #Africandiaspora #african #dominicanrepublic #charliev #charlievillanueva
#blackisbeautiful #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #panafricanism #Africandiaspora #negrohistoryweek #cartergwoodson #africaunite #africanastudies

#blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Columbians are Columbians who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Columbians, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves. They predominantly reside in the Pacific Region of Colombia, some areas of the Caribbean natural region and urban areas across the country.
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Enslaved Africans first began being imported into Colombia by the #Spaniards in the first decade of the 16th century to replace the rapidly declining native American population. Africans were forced to work in gold mines, on sugar cane plantations, cattle ranches, and large haciendas. African workers pioneered the extracting of alluvial gold deposits and the growing of sugar cane in the areas that correspond to the modern day departments of #Chocó, #Antioquia, #Cauca, #ValledelCauca, and #Nariño in western Colombia.
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In eastern Colombia, near the cities of #Vélez, #Cúcuta, #Socorro, and #Tunja, Africans manufactured textiles in commercial mills. Emerald mines, outside #Bogotá, were wholly dependent upon African laborers. Also, other sectors of the Colombian economy like tobacco, cotton, artisanry and domestic work would have been impossible without African labor.
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In pre-abolition Colombian society, many Afro-Colombian slaves fought for their freedom as soon as they arrived in Colombia. Runaway slaves established numerous independent Black African towns called palenques, where Africans could live as cimarrones, that is, they who escaped from their oppressors. These braves men were also to be known as maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle). Slavery in Columbia was abolished in 1851.
#afrocolumbian #columbia #neverforget #jemesouviens #Africandiaspora #africaunite #thestrugglecontinues #professor_nyembo #copaamerica #columbiafoot #columbiafutball #carlosvalderramma #valderramma #wcw
First pic courtesy of @panafrican.roots

The bipolar mindset in society is the problem to fix. Come into Unity with oneself and then lead by example. Repost @professor_nyembo
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#blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , #Yanga, #blackhispanic , #Mexico , #blackmexican , #ElYanga , #africandiaspora , #blackhistory , #VeraCruz , #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros , #Gabon , #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #afrohispanic
Picture courtesy of @sonsandbros

#blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , #Yanga, #blackhispanic , #Mexico , #blackmexican , #ElYanga , #africandiaspora , #blackhistory , #VeraCruz , #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros , #Gabon , #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #afrohispanic
Picture courtesy of @sonsandbros

#historianontheroad #blacksinlatinamerica
#Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by the Kikongo captured slaves (Angolans and Congolese) at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques.

Although slaves often outnumbered colonists, rebellions were rare because the lack of weapons, harsh colonial law and lack of knowledge about the new land and its surroundings, all of which usually discouraged the idea of a rebellion.

In this environment, capoeira was born as a simple method of survival. It was a tool with which an escaped slave could defend themselves against the pitães-do-mato, the armed and mounted colonial agents who were charged with finding and capturing escapees.

To hide the combat training from the slave owners, the African slaves used traditional music, singing, clapping and dancing. To the slave owners, they were singing and dancing in a circle. Violent kicks and punches were disguised as passionate dance movements.

Today Brazil has the world's 2nd largest black population after Nigeria and with 45% of it's population, Brazil has the largest population of #Africans in the Diaspora

#Brasil , #rio , #RiodeJaneiro , #afrobrazilian , #afrocaribbean , #afrohispanic , #africandiaspora , #brasil #professor_nyembo

#blacksinlatinamerica #wcw
Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , #Yanga, #blackhispanic , #Mexico , #blackmexican , #ElYanga , #africandiaspora , #blackhistory , #VeraCruz , #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros , #Gabon , #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #afrohispanic

Afro-Hispanics, Afro-Latinos and Afro-Caribbeans are Latin Americans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. They are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
Approximately 20 million  Africans were stolen out of #Africa, and about 9-12 million made it to the "#NewWorld" and were forced into the institution of slavery.

Africans were taken from all over the African continent, but especially from West Africa, Central Africa and as far south as Angola. On the east coast of Africa and in the Indian Ocean region, slaves were also taken from Mozambique, Zanzibar and Madagascar.

The majority of the slaves were sent to Brazil, followed by the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The United States of America received about 25% of the slaves.

Enslaved Africans first began being imported into the "New World" by the #Spaniards in the first decade of the 16th century to replace the rapidly declining native American population. Africans were forced to work in gold mines, on sugar cane plantations, cattle ranches, and large haciendas. African workers pioneered the extracting of alluvial gold deposits and the growing of sugar cane.
In pre-abolition Latin American society, many Afro-Hispanic slaves fought for their freedom as soon as they arrived in the Americas. Runaway slaves established numerous independent Black African towns, where Africans could live as cimarrons, that is, they who escaped from their oppressors. These braves men were also to be known as maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle). Countries with significant Afro-Hispanic populations: #Brazil, 14,517,961... #Haiti, 8,583,759...#Colombia, 4,944,400... #Mexico,1,381,853...#Peru, 1,200,000... #Cuba, 1,126,894 ... #Venezuela, 1,087,427... #Dominican Republic, 1,029,535 ... #Ecuador 1,041,559... #Nicaragua, 700,000... #Panama, 477,494 ... #Puerto Rico, 461,998 ...#Uruguay, 300,000 .... #Honduras, 150,000... #Argentina, 149,493... #Chile,100,000 ...#Costa Rica,100,000... #Guatemala, 100,000... #Bolivia, 40,000... #blacksinlatinamerica
#africaunite #africandiaspora #bantu #panafricanism #africa #spanglish

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@Regrann from @professor_nyembo - #blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves. 
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families. 
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , 
Picture courtesy of @sonsandbros -#blackculture,#blackbloggers#blackbloggersunited#blackfamily#blackkings#blackqueens#blackswhoblog#blackwomenwhoblog#browngirlswhoblog#blackgirlmagic#blackgirlbloggers#blackgirlswhoblog#blackisbeautiful#blackandproud#melaninpower#melanin#unapologeticallyblack#blackexcellence#blackpride#blackpower, ##blackpride#blackpower#africandiaspora#africanamericans#blackcommunity#everydayblackgirl

#blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Columbians are Columbians who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Columbians, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves. They predominantly reside in the Pacific Region of Colombia, some areas of the Caribbean natural region and urban areas across the country.
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Enslaved Africans first began being imported into Colombia by the #Spaniards in the first decade of the 16th century to replace the rapidly declining native American population. Africans were forced to work in gold mines, on sugar cane plantations, cattle ranches, and large haciendas. African workers pioneered the extracting of alluvial gold deposits and the growing of sugar cane in the areas that correspond to the modern day departments of #Chocó, #Antioquia, #Cauca, #ValledelCauca, and #Nariño in western Colombia.
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In eastern Colombia, near the cities of #Vélez, #Cúcuta, #Socorro, and #Tunja, Africans manufactured textiles in commercial mills. Emerald mines, outside #Bogotá, were wholly dependent upon African laborers. Also, other sectors of the Colombian economy like tobacco, cotton, artisanry and domestic work would have been impossible without African labor.
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In pre-abolition Colombian society, many Afro-Colombian slaves fought for their freedom as soon as they arrived in Colombia. Runaway slaves established numerous independent Black African towns called palenques, where Africans could live as cimarrones, that is, they who escaped from their oppressors. These braves men were also to be known as maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle). Slavery in Columbia was abolished in 1851.
#afrocolumbian #columbia #neverforget #jemesouviens #Africandiaspora #africaunite #thestrugglecontinues #professor_nyembo #copaamerica #columbiafoot #columbiafutball #carlosvalderramma #valderramma
First pic courtesy of @panafrican.roots

#wcw From Mexico 🇲🇽
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@mrandmsnwe // @iamlindaelaine @aiyanaalewis @seekyourdestiny @awebbb // #missnwe #mrandmrsnwe
#blacksinlatinamerica 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽 Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , #Yanga, #blackhispanic , #Mexico , #blackmexican , #ElYanga , #africandiaspora , #blackhistory , #VeraCruz , #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros , #Gabon , #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #afrohispanic

#blacksinlatinamerica #cincodemayo
Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
#GasparYanga , #Yanga, #blackhispanic , #Mexico , #blackmexican , #ElYanga , #africandiaspora , #blackhistory , #VeraCruz , #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros , #Gabon , #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #afrohispanic

@Regrann from @professor_nyembo - #cincodemayo #blacksinlatinamerica
"La Bamba"  is a Afro-Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Valens' version of "La Bamba" is ranked number 354 on Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is the only song on the list sung in a language other than English.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Colonial government brought African Slaves to Mexico to work the sugar fields and underground mines on the sugar plantations of the coastal Veracruz.
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Althought Afro-Mexicans or Black Mexicans can be found throughtout Mexico, the State of Veracruz has the highest concetration of blacks than other parts of the country.
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The Yanga's slave rebellion of 1570 was one of the first slave uprising in the Americas and established one of the earliest free black settlements in the New World. He's often referred as the Primer Libertador de America or “first liberator of the Americas”. The descendats of those Maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle) heavily influenced the history and culture of Mexico. 🎶🎶🎶
The traditional aspect of "La Bamba" lies in the tune, which remains almost the same through most versions. The name of the dance, which has no direct English translation, is presumably connected with the Spanish verb bambolear, meaning "to shake" or perhaps "to stomp". 🎶🎶🎶
"La Bamba" is often played during weddings in Veracruz, where the bride and groom perform the accompanying dance. The "arriba" (literally "up") part of the song suggests the nature of the dance, in which the footwork, called "zapateado", is done faster and faster as the music tempo accelerates. A repeated lyric is "Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán", meaning "I am not a sailor, I am a captain"; Veracruz is a maritime locale.
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#professor_nyembo #GasparYanga #Yanga, #blackhispanic #Mexico #blackmexican #ElYanga #africandiaspora #blackhistory #VeraCruz #Africaunite #neverforget #SanLorenzoDeLosNegros #Gabon #Nyanga #panafricanism #congo #a

#cincodemayo #blacksinlatinamerica
"La Bamba"  is a Afro-Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Valens' version of "La Bamba" is ranked number 354 on Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is the only song on the list sung in a language other than English.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Colonial government brought African Slaves to Mexico to work the sugar fields and underground mines on the sugar plantations of the coastal Veracruz.
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Althought Afro-Mexicans or Black Mexicans can be found throughtout Mexico, the State of Veracruz has the highest concetration of blacks than other parts of the country.
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The Yanga's slave rebellion of 1570 was one of the first slave uprising in the Americas and established one of the earliest free black settlements in the New World. He's often referred as the Primer Libertador de America or “first liberator of the Americas”. The descendats of those Maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle) heavily influenced the history and culture of Mexico. 🎶🎶🎶
The traditional aspect of "La Bamba" lies in the tune, which remains almost the same through most versions. The name of the dance, which has no direct English translation, is presumably connected with the Spanish verb bambolear, meaning "to shake" or perhaps "to stomp". 🎶🎶🎶
"La Bamba" is often played during weddings in Veracruz, where the bride and groom perform the accompanying dance. The "arriba" (literally "up") part of the song suggests the nature of the dance, in which the footwork, called "zapateado", is done faster and faster as the music tempo accelerates. A repeated lyric is "Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán", meaning "I am not a sailor, I am a captain"; Veracruz is a maritime locale.
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Happy Cinco de Mayo @Regrann from @professor_nyembo - #blacksinlatinamerica Afro-Mexicans are Mexicans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Black Mexicans, they are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, the indigenous population of Mexico became decimated by disease. To make up for this labor shortage, the Spanish Colonial government brought African slaves to Mexico to work in the sugar fields and the underground mines. Worth four times more than their indigenous Indian counterparts, these African slaves were highly prized for their reported physical endurance and stamina in the hot, tropical sun.
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Made to work under horrendous conditions on the sugar plantations of coastal #Veracruz, attempting escape from their captors was the only viable option for these enslaved Africans. Those that were successful fled to the area's high mountain ranges where jungle and canyons could hide and shelter them. Indigenous Indians also fled to these remote areas and joined forces with the escaped African slaves, forming "maroon" communities and families.
It is estimated at 450,000 the Mexicans with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry, it means, less 1% of the Mexican population. Some places with large Afro Mexican communities are: Costa Chica of Guerrero, Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Veracruz. While the Northern Mexico have few Mexican of African descent.
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