The objectives of the association are:
To preserve authentic Cuban culture and heritage in Australia for future generations
To share ideas and exchange culture with organisations within Australia and also outside Australia in Cuba and parts of Africa & the Diaspora to keep growing and fostering intercultural relations
To create new events as well as support existing events which promote authentic Cuban culture within Australia and New Zealand.
To have a base where the wider community can reference all topics related to Cuba such as literature, history, the visual and performance arts, sports, education, migration, medicine, religion & tourism.
We’re getting ready to launch our association with cultural activities, volunteering opportunities and philanthropy.
Our focus is always giving back to the community, and we’re constantly looking for new and meaningful ways to do so. Take a moment to explore our website to learn more about us.
A bit of Cuban history…
A lot has been written and portrayed worldwide about Cuban history, culture and social living since its discovery in 1492 by Italian explorer/colonizer Christopher Columbus. Without a doubt and based on historical facts, Cuba became the epicentre and bridge between the old world and the new world, during the colonization era. That is the reason why Cuba is called “The Key in the Gulf of Mexico”.
Cuba was not only the epicentre of the Old and New World, but also the centre of The Americas and the Caribbean, and the epicentre between The Americas and the Slave trade in Africa. Later, Cuba became one of the most multicultural countries of the region during and after the slave trade.
The sugar trade industry in Cuba and the advances in farming and agriculture, developed by those enslaved in Cuba, most of them coming from Western Africa, attracted a great number of migrants from other backgrounds to work or benefit from this lucrative industry.
Therefore, since the time of colonization, Cuban ethnicity has been moulded by the cultural interaction of the following groups:
Cuban Native Indigenous; Spanish; French; English; North American; Italian; Syrian; Polish; Turkish; Russian; German; Greek; Palestinian; Romanian; Chinese; Japanese; Dominican Republican; Haitian; and Jamaican.
In conclusion, Cuba’s rich history, ethnic and cultural diversity is what makes Cuba’s education & social system so uniquely inspiring and widely sought after throughout the rest of the world.
Welcome to the first CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF CUBAN HERITAGE AND ROOTS in Australia.
Founded in 2020 as an incorporated not-for-profit Association, under the Associations Incorporation Act issued by NSW Fair Trading, with Registration Number INC2000296.
The purpose of the association is to provide a community-based organisation for Cuban-born Australians to be able to exchange cultural & educational knowledge with other Australians, in particular our First Nations Indigenous people, as well as people from the African nations that are represented in Cuba.