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Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 7)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 7)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape. McKenzie served as emcee. Kazuko Law and Wako Kai continue from C96-97 with their Japanese narrative dance troop. They perform a folk dance about a man who like sto live the high life and Kawachi Otoko Bushi. There is a time for audience participation and a description of things in the folklife building. Catalina Trunk describes the Mexican celebrations of Day of the Dead and death traditions in different parts of Mexico.
Collection
Blessing of the Water for the Dead

Blessing of the Water for the Dead

Date
1989-06-24
Description
Twenty color slides. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Falling Creek Methodist Church and its cemetery

Falling Creek Methodist Church and its cemetery

Date
1981-09-22
Description
Thirteen color slides. Graves date from the 1800s. Located between Lake City and White Springs on Rt. 131. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
Collection
Old cemetery in Madison

Old cemetery in Madison

Date
1983-08
Description
Fourteen color slides. Field research for the 1983 Folk Arts in the Schools program. Images of tombstones in a Madison cemetery, including those for Anglo and African Americans.
Collection
Shell decorated graves

Shell decorated graves

Date
1987
Description
Eleven color slides. Images are dark. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Zora Neale Hurston's grave site

Zora Neale Hurston's grave site

Date
1987
Description
Four color slides. Zora Neale Hurston was a major literary figure, known as one of the nation's preeminent African American writers, with such titles as Their Eyes Were Watching God. She was from Eatonville, and had studied anthropology under Franz Boaz. In 1959, after suffering a stroke, Hurston was forced to enter a welfare home where she died in 1960. She was buried in an unmarked grave and her work languished in relative obscurity until 1975, when famed novelist Alice Walker published the article "In Search of Zora Neale Hurston" in Ms. magazine. In the article, Walker recounts her experiences of searching for, finding, and marking Hurston's grave. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Will McLean Memorial Service

Will McLean Memorial Service

Date
1990-01-24
Description
One video recording (35 minutes, VHS). Memorial Service for singer-songwriter Will McLean, held at the Thomas Center in Gainesville. Includes eulogies and memories by Florida Folk Festival director Thelma, Boltin,singer-songwriter Don Grooms, an emotional Seminole chairman and singer James (Jim) Billie, singer-protégé Gamble Rogers, Barbara Sheen Todd, singer-environmental activist Dale Crider, and Cherill Heaton. Plus performances McLean's songs by Jeanie Fitchen (on autoharp), Dougs Gauss, Wayne Martin, Frank Thomas, Don Grooms, Dennis Devine, Mary Ann Dinella, Sandra Jamieson, Ernie Williams, and Barbara Sheen Todd (who sings his first song). These are interspersed with scenes from a 1982 PBS special on McLean, and concludes with audio from McLean's last performance (St. Augustine, October 29, 1989). Many other folk artists are visible in the audience, including Bobby Hicks. Produced by Margaret Longhill and Philip Schwartz for the McLean Foundation. Singer-songwriter Will McLean was often called the 'Father of Florida Folk.' The Black Hat Troubadour, a nickname given for the hat he usually wore, authored hundreds of songs, and was a national figure on the folk music scene. A fifth generation Floridian, he died in 1990 from cancer.
Collection
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a_s1576_64_c96-098Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 7)SoundDancers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Dance music
Oral communication
Mexican Americans
Burial rites
Death rites
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Asian Americans
Dance
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Blessing of the Water for the DeadBlessing of the Water for the DeadStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Priests
Religion
Religious rites
Beliefs and cultures
Death rites
Catholics
Folk festivals
Special events
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Falling Creek Methodist Church and its cemeteryFalling Creek Methodist Church and its cemeteryStill ImageFieldwork
Material culture
Churches
Wooden churches
Church architecture
Church buildings
Protestant church buildings
Religion
Buildings
Architecture
Structures
Cemeteries
Death rites
Burial rites
Gravestones
Stone carving
Sepulchral monuments
Sepulchral slabs
Grave markers
Graves
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Old cemetery in MadisonOld cemetery in MadisonStill ImageCommunity rites
Stone carving
Cemeteries
Fieldwork
Research methods
Graves
Grave markers
Gravestones
Inscriptions
Burial rites
Death rites
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Shell decorated gravesShell decorated gravesStill ImageFieldwork
Shells
Grave markers
Graves
Death rites
Community culture
Cemeteries
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Zora Neale Hurston's grave siteZora Neale Hurston's grave siteStill ImageAnthropologists
Fieldwork
African Americans
Tombs
Cemeteries
Sepulchral slabs
Grave markers
Graves
Gravestones
Stone carving
Death rites
Burial rites
Authors
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Will McLean Memorial ServiceWill McLean Memorial ServiceMoving ImageGuitarist
Composer
Memorials
Video recording
Memorialization
Tributes
Death rites
Folk singers
Public speaking
Singing
Sing alongs
Personal experience narratives
Autoharp music
Guitar music
Composers
Songs
Performances
Performing arts
Humor
Oral narratives
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Musicians
Singers
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