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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Cuban Americans"
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape. McKenzie served as emcee. Remembranzas del Conuco discuss decimas or Cuban country verse as a songs with storytelling verses. It is an original composition form. The group is made up of 12 people, 2 guitars, 1 quatro, maracas, a textured gourd with scratching stick, and claves. Men, a boy, and women take turns giving verse.
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Grupo Cañaveral performance at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

Grupo Cañaveral performance at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Stage

Date
1986-05-23
Description
Recording is a composite of two reel-to-reel recordings, copied onto C86-72 & C86-73. Díaz-Perera (vocals, guitar, percussion), Areco (guitar), Perera (Paraguayan harp), and Zuleta (cuatro) perform as Grupo Cañaveral, based out of Miami. Díaz-Perera explains how the group formed and selected its name, which translates to "sugarcane field." The group performs pan-Latin American music from Columbia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Cuba, Mexico, and Bolivia. The recording of "La Bikina (Good Morning, Mr. Sunshine)" is incomplete.
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Grupo Cañaveral performance at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Grupo Cañaveral performance at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Date
1991-05-24
Description
Two reel-to-reel recordings. Dennis Devine serves as emcee. Dí­az-Perera (vocals, guitar, percussion), Areco (guitar), Ortega (Paraguayan harp), and Zuleta (cuatro/charango) perform as Grupo Cañaveral, based out of Miami. The group perform
s pan-Latin American music from Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, Cuba, Mexico, and the Andes of Bolivia.
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Interview with an unidentified santero and Cuban immigrant Cookqui Hernandez

Interview with an unidentified santero and Cuban immigrant Cookqui Hernandez

Date
1980-04-02
Description
Four reel to reels. Santeria is a New World version of the African-based Yoruba religion that was combined with elements of Catholicism. Bulger interviews an unnamed Santero, a priest within the Santeria religion. They discuss the origins of the religions, various rituals and beliefs, botanicas, healing, and the roles of men and women in the religion. The interview is in Spanish, with Hernandez translating. There is also a short interview with Hernandez about emigrating to the United States from Cuba. Interview conducted for a slide/tape program on Cuban-Americans, a copy of which can be found on T80-95.
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Interview with Cuban baker Bobby Ulloa

Interview with Cuban baker Bobby Ulloa

Date
1985-08-15
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cassettes are of Cuban cooks who owned and ran the Cuban Bakery of Jacksonville. They discuss emigrating to the US in the 1960s; Bobby's father opening the bakery in 1970; teaching college; various products sold: guava paste, black beans, baked ham, and pork; Cuban bread; types and methods of making; pastries; Cuban sweet bread; working conditions in a bakery; Jacksonville's Cuban American community; learning English; family holiday traditions; Catholicism; Spanish naming traditions; Cuban games; Botonicas and traditional medicine; and American reactions to Cuba. 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, and 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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Interview with Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Dr.  Helen Safa

Interview with Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Dr. Helen Safa

Date
1982-06-28
Description
Two audio cassettes. (Copy can be found in S 1576, box 39, tape 31.) Safa was director of the Center of Latin American Studies, 1980-1985. A Columbia University graduate, Safa taught at UF until 1997. She has written extensively about gender and Latin America. In the interview she discusses Latin American influences on Florida and its culture. Side 1 (C82-1): Safa discusses "quince" celebrations, godparents, New Year's Traditions, the close relationship between Florida and the Caribbean, the history of Caribbean immigration in the U.S. and Florida; and modern-day Cuban, Haitian, and Puerto-Rican immigration. Also, Safa presents a historical sketch of Caribbean cultures; Chango, Santeria, and Voodoo religions in Caribbean culture. Side 2 (C82-1): Safa discusses cultural assimilation amongst Caribbean immigrants in the U.S.; rites of passage and celebrations used to reaffirm group identity; "Quinces;" the outlawing of Santeria and other religions in Cuba after the revolution; different US immigrant groups' identification with their Caribbean heritages, like in New York and Miami. Side 1 (C82-2): Safa compares Miami's cultural assimilation when compared with countries like China and India; Cuban immigrants in Florida who immigrated to the US before the 1960s, during Battista's governance; studies on the Mariel boatlift; and Cuban Mafia groups who moved to Florida after Castro's takeover and their role in Florida's exile anti-Castro organizations. She also talks about the importance of retaining traditions for immigrants; the political and economic crises in Caribbean countries; and the immigrants' viewpoints on America.
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Interview with farola and gigante maker Isaac Duenas with apprentices Isaac Duenas and Ramon Zepeda

Interview with farola and gigante maker Isaac Duenas with apprentices Isaac Duenas and Ramon Zepeda

Date
1994-01-22
Description
Two audio cassettes. Apprentices Zepeda and David Duenas had to learn from Isaac Duenas to design and construct the gigante and farola figures. For more information, see S 1644, box 11, folder 22. 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, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with farola and gigante maker Isaac Duenas with apprentices Isaac Duenas and Ramon Zepeda

Interview with farola and gigante maker Isaac Duenas with apprentices Isaac Duenas and Ramon Zepeda

Date
1994-07-31
Description
One audio cassettes. Apprentices Zepeda and David Duenas had to learn from Isaac Duenas to design and construct the gigante and farola figures. For more information, see S 1644, box 11, folder 22. 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, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with Santeria priest Ernesto Pichardo

Interview with Santeria priest Ernesto Pichardo

Date
1985-08-15
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Interview with Pichardo about Santeria. He discusses Santeria dancing, medicine, food, and philosophy; origins of Santeria; Santeria under Batista, Castro, and in Miami; African origins; apprenticeships; and present customs. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahaman, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_64_c96-093Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 2)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Music Latin America
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_t86-029Grupo Cañaveral performance at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival Folklife StageSoundFlorida Folk Festival
Folk festivals
Music--Performance
Music--Latin America
Cuban Americans
Venezuelan Americans
Paraguayan Americans
Folk music--Andes Region
Music--Cuban influences
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a_s1576_t91-017bGrupo Cañaveral performance at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival Main StageSoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Music--Latin America
Paraguayan Americans
Venezuelan Americans
Music--Performance
Cuban Americans
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a_s1576_t80-038Interview with an unidentified santero and Cuban immigrant Cookqui HernandezSoundSanteros
Healers
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Santeria
Religion
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Religious rites
Emigration and immigration
Catholics
Saints
Santerios
Purity, Ritual
Specialty stores
Beliefs and cultures
Spanish language
Health
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a_s1576_22_c86-192Interview with Cuban baker Bobby UlloaSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Occupational groups
Food preparation
Bread
Oral histories
Life histories
Food industry and trade
Cuban Americans
Cookery (Guava)
Cookery, Cuban
Bakery
Baked products
Holidays and festivals
Medicine
Latinos
Cooking and dining
Emigration and immigration
Naming practices
Catholics
Games
Bakers and bakeries
Cooks
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a_s1576_06_c82-001Interview with Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Dr. Helen SafaSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Latinos
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges Faculty
Emigration and immigration
Spanish language
Holidays and festivals
Haitian Americans
Cuban Americans
Puerto Ricans
Mexican Americans
Beliefs and cultures
Politics and culture
Florida history
Executives
Educators
College teachers
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a_s1640_23_tape34Interview with farola and gigante maker Isaac Duenas with apprentices Isaac Duenas and Ramon ZepedaSoundMask maker
Fieldwork
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Masks
Figurines
Parade floats
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Apprentices
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a_s1640_24_tape10Interview with farola and gigante maker Isaac Duenas with apprentices Isaac Duenas and Ramon ZepedaSoundMask maker
Fieldwork
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Masks
Figurines
Parade floats
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Apprentices
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a_s1576_t85-145Interview with Santeria priest Ernesto PichardoSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Santeria
Beliefs and cultures
Religion
Alternative medicine
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Life histories
Oral histories
Priests
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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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