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Encyclopedia > Fernando Ortiz

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Fernando Ortiz (1881 - 1969) was a Cuban ethnomusicologist and scholar of Afro-Cuban culture. Ortiz was a prolific polymath dedicated to exploring, recording, and understanding all aspects of indigenous Cuban culture. 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... A musicologist is someone who studies musicology. ... The term Afro-Cuban refers to descendants of African slaves in Cuba, and to cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community. ... Leonardo da Vinci A polymath (also known as a polyhistor) is a person who excels in multiple fields, particularly in both arts and sciences. ... It has been suggested that Sexual Victimization of Native American Women be merged into this article or section. ...

Disillusioned with politics in the 'Pseudo-Republic' period of Cuban history and having been a member of the Liberal Party, and a Liberal member of its House of Representatives from 1917 to 1922, he became active in the early nationalist civic revival movement. Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government. ... The Cuban Liberal Union (Spanish: Unión Liberal Cubana) is a liberal party in Cuba. ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nationalism is an ideology that creates and sustains a nation as a concept of a common identity for groups of humans. ...

He helped found the journals Revista Bimestre Cubana, Archivos del Folklore Cubano and Estudios Afrocubanos.

Fernando Ortiz also developed a theory of activism within Cuba's political system saying their African traits characterized the Afro-Cubans negatively and primitively.

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Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969) es hoy principalmente conocido por el concepto de transculturación que se difundió a partir de la publicación de su libro fundacional Contrapunteo cubano del tabaco y el azúcar (1940; 1963).
Ortiz creció en Menorca (1882-1895) donde estudió su bachillerato; regresó a Cuba, y durante la guerra de independencia (1895-1898) comenzó la carrera de Derecho en La Habana.
Ortiz agregaba que "La ley de conservación impone a la sociedad ­dentro y fuera de la filosofía espiritista­ la necesidad de luchar por sí y por su integridad, y de esta necesidad los espiritistas como los positivistas hacen derivar la razón del castigo" (RBC 9.4, p.
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