Interview with Marta Keen

Type:

Sound

Date:

08/15/1981

Item:

Audio recording

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

T81-70 - T81-72

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General Note/Comment

  • Three reel to reels. (Copied onto C81-41 through C81-43.) T81-70: Marta Keen, a relative of Camillo Nuñez, fled to the United States from Cuba in 1962 when she was 15 years old. She discusses how her parents sent her to America as a youth as Communism spread through Cuba; her experiences when she first arrived in Florida; the diminishment of religion in Cuba; Santeria; Camillo Nuñez's fair-skinned mother; and quince parties in the U.S. T81-71: Keen discusses Cubans' and her own reaction to Cubans who came to America on the Mariel boatlift in the 1980s; family togetherness; her religious faith and the religious faith she'd like for her children; Cuban lullabies and songs; Christmas and Christmas Eve in Cuba; and Cuban music. T81-72: Keen and Nuñez discuss their relatives' educational and professional backgrounds; their attitudes towards Haitian immigrants; painting; and acquiring American traditions while retaining their native Cuban culture as well.

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