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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Conga (Dance)"
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa performance at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Cayo Hueso Comparsa performance at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Date
1991-05-24
Description
The first part of one reel-to-reel tape. Dennis Devine serves as emcee. Acosta leads the ensemble and E. Fernandez leads the dancers. I. Fernandez describes the history and origin of comparsa. The group was based in Key West.
Collection
Images of the 1995 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1995 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1995-05-26
Description
Two proof sheets with seventy-two black and white images, plus negatives. Images of the Florida Folk Heritage Awards (Sacred Steel guitar player Willie Eason and Everglades skiff Glen Simmons), the Folklife Area (Klezmer musician Bronsztein, gospel group the Versiteers, musician Walker, storyteller Llewellyn, bluegrass group Tru-Blu Grass, Greek-dance group the Dionysus Dancers, and the Colombian Folklore Group, the Dunedin Pipe Band, Seminole storyteller Jumper, Cuban conga dancer Los Rumberos Unidos, the Filipino Community Choir, an whip maker Curly Dekle), and the Amphitheater stage (Bronsztein, Nicaraguan-American Toro Huaco Dance Group, and old-time musician Culbreath.)
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Irene and Emelia Fernandez interview at the Florida Folk Festival

Irene and Emelia Fernandez interview at the Florida Folk Festival

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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Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1996-05-25
Description
One audio cassette tape. Johnny Conga continues from C96-112 with his personal history. He then discusses various rhythms associated with conga drumming such as comparsa (Cuba), plena (Puerto Rico), bomba (Puerto Rico), rumba (Cuba), abaqua (Afro-Cuban), agogo and samba (Brazil). He also discusses the "Mongo" style of playing, the calabash and Carnival. He plays a Mambo. The Rondalla Filipino String Band gives a history and explanation of the band and the instrument, banduria.
Collection
Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 9)

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 9)

Date
1996-05-25
Description
One audio cassette tape. Lilian Arce and Grupo Folklorico continue from C96-111 with the merengue. They also perform a Chilean dance, "La Cueca", and the Mexican Hat Dance ("Jarabe Tapatio"). Arce talks about the group and solicits audience participation in dancing - they learn a Colombian dance. Johnny Conga (Miami, FL) discusses percussion and Hispanic folklore along with his personal history and the history of the conga drum.
Collection
Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

Date
1996-05-26
Description
One audio cassette tape. Maude Scott continues from C96-128. Frank Martinez, conguero, discusses the conga and Latin folklife. He gives background and teaches strokes for conga drumming. He gives a teaching demonstration using a rumba rhythm. He also talks about the construction of congas.
Collection
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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a_s1576_t91-015aCayo Hueso Comparsa performance at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival Main StageSoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Music -- Performance
Folk dancing, Cuban
Conga (Dance)
Congas
Cuban Americans
Puerto Ricans
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Images of the 1995 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1995 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageChoruses
Singers
Whip maker
Rodeo performers
Bands (Music)
Performers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Music
Performing arts
String instruments
String bands
Arts, Nicaraguan
Musical instruments
Nicaraguan Americans
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Awards
African Americans
Conga (dance)
Storytelling
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Bluegrass musicians
Boatbuilders
Dancers
Musicians
Storytellers
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a_s1640_22_tape07Irene and Emelia Fernandez interview at the Florida Folk FestivalSoundFieldwork
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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a_s1576_65_c96-113Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)SoundSingers
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Filipino Americans
Asian Americans
String bands
Latinos
Colombian Americans
Conga (dance)
Drummers (Musicians)
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a_s1576_65_c96-112Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 9)SoundSingers
Musicians
Dancers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Arts, Chilean
Chilean Americans
Dance
Latinos
Colombian Americans
Conga (dance)
Drummers (Musicians)
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a_s1576_65_c96-129Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)SoundMusicians
Herbalists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Music Latin America
Latinos
Conga (dance)
Drum music
Herbs
Health
Oral performance
Alternative medicine
Natural medicine
Drummers (Musicians)
Healers
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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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