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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "A capella singing"
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African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk Festival

African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
Nineteen black and white prints. Images of various African American church and school choral groups performing at the Florida Folk Festival.
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Anointed Voices gospel program

Anointed Voices gospel program

Date
1991-04
Description
Two contact sheets with 53 black and white images, plus negatives. Images of a gospel music program at the Free Will Church of God called Anointed Voices. 1-8, 41-44: The Versiteers; 9-40, 45-53: Gospel Knights, Edith Mae Ryan.
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Apprentices learning gospel music

Apprentices learning gospel music

Date
1990
Description
Two color slides; 30 negatives. 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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Ceremony honoring the Versiteers winning the Florida Folk Heritage Award

Ceremony honoring the Versiteers winning the Florida Folk Heritage Award

Date
Description
One proof with 33 black adn white images, plus negatives. Award ceremony for the gospel group The Versiteers (Starling, Carter, and Barton) at their church, the New St. James AME Church. The ceremony included various gospel gropups, a church service, and an awards presentation by Florida Folk Council member Yvonne Tucker. That year they were given the Florida Folk Heritage Award.
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Dedication ceremony for the Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour at the Bal Harbor Hotel

Dedication ceremony for the Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour at the Bal Harbor Hotel

Date
1983-10-06
Description
Twenty-nine color slides. 14-16: Firestone and Rubio; 17: Firestone, Rubio, and Bulger; 18: Capella Davidson choir; 19-38: dedication ceremony. The Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour, which ran from 10/6-13/1983, was created through an agreement between the Florida Dept. of State and the Mediterranean island of Minorca to celebrate Florida's two hundred year Minorcan heritage. First brought over as workers for a British plantation in the 1770s, most soon escaped the harsh working conditions and settled in St. Augustine. The tour was organized by Secretary of State George Firestone, the Bureau of Florida Folklife (Bulger, Belland, Loomis), Division of Historical Resources (Jean Lee and Paul Weaver) and the Florida Museum of History (Pat Wickman). The tour, with 140 performers and delegates from Minorca, consisted of a series of public performances and emerged out of the smaller program, the Minorcan Heritage Week held in May 1983. The tour traveled from St. Augustine, to the University of Florida, to EPCOT, to Cypress Gardens, then finally to Miami for departure back to Spain. Some records for the tour can be found in S 1578, Box 3, folder 81.
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Florida-Alabama Progressive Singing Convention

Florida-Alabama Progressive Singing Convention

Date
1980-05-18
Description
Four proof sheets with 85 black and white images, plus negatives. The convention was founded in 1928, and performs four times a year. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the tradition over to North American in the 1600s. See also S 1577, box 17, folder 114. For a recording, see reels in S1576: T83-82 through T83-85.
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Gospel a cappella group Grace performing for students

Gospel a cappella group Grace performing for students

Date
1991-10
Description
Seven color slides. Grace consisted of Reynolds, Scott, and Witherspoon. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Gospel concert in Belle Glade

Gospel concert in Belle Glade

Date
1992-03
Description
Twenty-one color slides. Images from a gospel concert in Belle Glade. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
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Gospel group Tony and the Magnificent Voices perofrming at John E. Ford Elementary School

Gospel group Tony and the Magnificent Voices perofrming at John E. Ford Elementary School

Date
1992-12
Description
Eight color slides. The group was originally known as the Velvelettes. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Gospel singers at the Jacksonville Arts Mania Festival

Gospel singers at the Jacksonville Arts Mania Festival

Date
1990-10-07
Description
Thirty-nine color slides. Grace was a gospel singing group that consisted of Reynolds, Scott, and Witherspoon-Hackley, all of whom were at the time Folklife Program Apprentices under Starling. Master artist Starling is also featured. The Jacksonville Arts Mania Festival began in 1966 and was held annually until 1994. It was a multi-day festival held in the fall either in late September or early October. It had a multitude of activities including visual arts, a film festival, folklife demonstrations, theater and music, a Kid's Korner, and senior citizens' activities. In 1990, it was held at the Jacksonville Landing. Recording of the performances can be found in S 1669, box 1.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk FestivalAfrican American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageAfrican Americans
Children
A capella singing
Costumes
Students
Performing arts
Dancers
Singers
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Anointed Voices gospel programAnointed Voices gospel programStill ImageA capella singers
A capella singing
Gospel music
Religious rites
Religious music
African Americans
Church services
Protestants
Christianity
Church membership
Protestant church buildings
Special events
Performing arts
Performers
Singers
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Apprentices learning gospel musicApprentices learning gospel musicStill ImageApprentices
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
A capella singing
A capella singers
Teaching of folklore
Singers
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Ceremony honoring the Versiteers winning the Florida Folk Heritage AwardCeremony honoring the Versiteers winning the Florida Folk Heritage AwardStill ImageSingers
Musical groups
Fieldwork
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
A capella singers
A capella singing
Gospel songs
Gospel music
Churches
Protestants
Christianity
Religious music
Religious songs
Church services
Sermons
Preachers
Music performance
Awards
Prayers
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Dedication ceremony for the Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour at the Bal Harbor HotelDedication ceremony for the Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour at the Bal Harbor HotelStill ImageSpecial events
Cultural exchanges
Exchange of persons programs
Rites and ceremonies
Dedications
Public speaking
Choir singing
A capella singing
Public officials
Hotels
Folklorists
Singers
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Florida-Alabama Progressive Singing ConventionFlorida-Alabama Progressive Singing ConventionStill ImageMusic
Singers
Shape note singing
Performing arts
Performers
A capella singers
A capella singing
Religious music
Shape note singers
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Gospel a cappella group Grace performing for studentsGospel a cappella group Grace performing for studentsStill ImageSingers
Fieldwork
Teaching of folklore
Classrooms
Children
Students
Elementary schools
Education
A capella singing
A capella singers
African Americans
Singing
Oral performance
Performing arts
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Gospel concert in Belle GladeGospel concert in Belle GladeStill ImageSingers
Musical groups
Fieldwork
Concerts
African Americans
Singing
A capella singers
A capella singing
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Religious music
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Gospel group Tony and the Magnificent Voices perofrming at John E. Ford Elementary SchoolGospel group Tony and the Magnificent Voices perofrming at John E. Ford Elementary SchoolStill ImageSingers
Fieldwork
Teaching of folklore
Classrooms
Children
Students
Elementary schools
Education
A capella singing
A capella singers
African Americans
Singing
Oral performance
Performing arts
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Gospel singers at the Jacksonville Arts Mania FestivalGospel singers at the Jacksonville Arts Mania FestivalStill ImageFieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Gospel (Black)
Performing arts
Music performance
Gospel music
A capella singers
A capella singing
Religious music
Festivals
Special events
Singers
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