|a_s1576_t85-141||Juan "Bolito" Landa interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife Survey||Sound||Field recordings|
Cuban musical theatre
Juan "Bolito" Landa interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
- One reel-to-reel. Landa, an actor with Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano, discusses bufo theater, a ribald and satirical form of Cuban musical theater with stock figures imitating stereotypes. Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. Landa discusses playing the stock character of "El Negrito," a trickster figure who worked for Gallego, a Spanish businessman. He discusses the origins of bufo theater, types of bufo characters and audiences, various bufo performers and playwrights, and bufo actors and productions in Miami. For more of Landa and Pro Teatro Cubano, see S1577, v. 43, S87-1015 - S87-1026. For an interview with other bufo performers, see reel T85-142.