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Marta Moreno Vega was born and raised in East Harlem, New York, the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, and graduated from New York University. A passionate advocate of Afro-Caribbean religions, she has organized conferences uniting scholars and traditional leaders from Africa, Europe, and the Americas to promote native religions. Dr. Vega is the founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Amigos del Museo del Barrio. She has curated major visual arts exhibitions, including Santería and Vodun in the Americas, and organized three international conferences on Orisha tradition and culture.
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