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Interview with comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez

Interview with comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez

Date
1991-05-25
Description
Two audio cassettes. Emelia Fernandez and her daughter Irene discusses their lives and the comparsas tradition. Fernandez founded a comparsas dance troupe in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter Irene revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. For images of their performance, see S 1577, v. 60, slides S92-557 - S92-567. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-05-26
Description
Eleven color slides. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter Irene revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s.
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key West

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key West

Date
1991-03
Description
Five color slides. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-05
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of the Cayo Hueso Comparsas dancers and band performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia arrived in Florida in 1959.
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Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen Cafe

Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen Cafe

Date
1991-03
Description
Eight color slides. Fernandez was a comparsa dancer, a skill she learned from her mother Emelia Fernandez, under whom she apprencticed. She also worked as a registered nurse. More information on Fernandez (mother and daughter) can be found in S 1644, box 10, fodler 13. Murphy was her apprentice in 1990-1991. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Date
1991-07
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Irene and Emelia served as master artists of the comparsas dance for several apprentices. The comparsas tradition was revived by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Date
1990
Description
Eight color prints, ten black and white prints, two proof sheets with 38 color images. Irene and Emelia served as master artists of the comparsas dance for several apprentices. The comparsas tradition was revived by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Images of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-05-25
Description
228 color slides. Images of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival, including various folk singers (Grooms, Rogers, the Thomases), the Georgia Sea Island Singers, and participants in the Apprenticeship program. Many of these images have been described in more detail elsewhere in this database. More images from the 1991 Florida Folk Festival can be found in volume 61.
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The Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

The Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-05
Description
Eight color slides. Images of the Cayo Hueso Comparas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Fetsival. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia arrived in Florida in 1959.
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The Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers

The Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers

Date
1990
Description
Four color prints. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1640_22_tape07Interview with comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia FernandezSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Dance
Performing arts
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Comparsa tradition
Conga (dance)
Oral history
Family history
Costumes
Clothing and dress
Dancers
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalCayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Body movement
Latinos
Dance
Performing arts
Comparsa tradition
Dancers
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key WestCayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Dance
Clothing and dress
Costumes
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Children
Body movement
Streets
Community culture
Dancers
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Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalCayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImagePerformers
Performing arts
Body movement
Dance music
Cuban Americans
Folk dance
Costumes
Comparsa tradition
Arts, Cuban
Dancers
Musical groups
Musicians
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Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen CafeComparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen CafeStill ImageFieldwork
Dance
Clothing and dress
Costumes
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Architecture
Signs (commercial)
Nightclubs
Community enterprise
Community culture
Comparsa tradition
Dancers
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestComparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
Body movement
Clothing and dress
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Dance
Dancers
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestComparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
Body movement
Clothing and dress
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Dance
Latinos
Festivals
Dancers
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Images of the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageGuitarist
Harpists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Music performance
Singing
Guitarists
Guitar
Performing arts
Craft
Demonstrations
African Americans
Folk singers
Storytellers
Apprentices
Dancers
Fiddlers
Singers
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The Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalThe Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageCuban Americans
Folk dance
Dance music
Dance
Performing arts
Performers
Costumes
Conga (dance)
Dancers
Musical groups
Musicians
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The Cayo Hueso Comparsas DancersThe Cayo Hueso Comparsas DancersStill ImageFieldwork
Children
Teaching of folklore
Body movement
Clothing and dress
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Dance
Dancers
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