|a_s1624_03_tape04||Interview with Jamaican restaurant owner Olivere Whitton||Sound||Restaurateurs|
Cooking and dining
Emigration and immigration
Dinners and dining
Interview with Jamaican restaurant owner Olivere Whitton
- One audio cassette. Held at Whitton's Islander Restaurant, he discusses Jamaica; immigrating to the US; the restaurant business; Jamaican foods and supplies (and how hard they are to get in Florida); the menu; Haitian cooking; Jamaican drinks; Latin American foods; buying foods from farmers; and other foods prepared there. 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.
|Atsuko Lefourte performing the Japanese tea ceremony||Atsuko Lefourte performing the Japanese tea ceremony||Still Image||Fieldwork|
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Japanese tea ceremony
Japanese tea masters
Atsuko Lefourte performing the Japanese tea ceremony
- Ten color slides. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
|Father Elias making Greek coffee||Father Elias making Greek coffee||Still Image||Fieldwork|
Cooking and dining
Father Elias making Greek coffee
- Ten color slides. 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, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.