98 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Haitian Americans"
Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis

Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis

Date
1985-08-03
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Recording of Louis telling various Haitian stories. 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.
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Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis

Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis

Date
1985-08-09
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of Louis telling various Haitian stories at her home. 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.
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Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis with her apprentice Fernande Forte

Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis with her apprentice Fernande Forte

Date
1989-08
Description
Thirty-six color slides. 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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Images from the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Images from the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Date
1986-03-22
Description
199 color slides. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. The festival consisted of folk demonstrations, food booths, workshops, and musical performances. Cultures and folkways exhibited included Mexican, Venezuelan, Haitian. Jamaican, Cuban, African American, and Jewish. Many of these images have been described in more detail elsewhere in the database. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival.
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Images of the 1988 Traditions Festival

Images of the 1988 Traditions Festival

Date
1988-04-24
Description
Fifty-six color slides. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. The festival consisted of folk demonstrations, food booths, workshops, and musical performances. Cultures and folkways exhibited included Seminole, Venezuelan, Guatemalan, Haitian, Cuban, African American, and Puerto Rican. Many of these images have been described in more detail elsewhere in the database. In 1986, it was called the South Florida Folklife Festival, but the name was changed to Traditions Festival in 1987.
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Interview with and performance by Haitian singer-composer Kiki Wainwright

Interview with and performance by Haitian singer-composer Kiki Wainwright

Date
1985-08-04
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-108/109) Interview with Wainwright. He discusses dancing and singing in Haiti; forming in a dance troupe; his career in Miami; writing songs; and singers in Haiti. Also includes Wainwright performing ten songs. NOTE: According to the depositor agreement, Wainwright's performances can not be used for commercial purposes. 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.
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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 Haitian cook Julienne Petitfrere

Interview with Haitian cook Julienne Petitfrere

Date
1992-03-06
Description
One audio cassette. Held at the Seminole Inn in Indiantown. Julienne discusses Haiti, Haitian foodways, immigrating to the US, cooking, Easter foods, cooking grapes and goats, and Jamaican foods. 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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Interview with Wagner Lalanne

Interview with Wagner Lalanne

Date
1985-07-30
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-107) Lalanne discusses moving to Miami; conservatory training; learning music; playing professionally in Haiti; how the music has changed in U.S.; Caribbean influences; and current songs. Recorded at the Aux Palmiste Restaurant. 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.
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Interviews with members of Rasta Samba Gynin

Interviews with members of Rasta Samba Gynin

Date
1985-08-08
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-100) Interviews with members of the Rasta group, including group leader and songwriter Yamaba Ye. He discusses each of the eight songs played on T86-56 (C86-99). Other members provide brief bios. The Rasta movement (whose members are called Rastafarians) began with Marcus Garvey's back-to-Africa movement. When the Ethiopian prince Ras Tafari Makkonen was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I in the 1930s, many in Jamaica looked to him as a messiah, and Rasta was born. It combines elements of African and Jamaican beliefs. Sommers's field notes on the group can be found in S 1628, Box 1, folder 11. Recorded at the Little River Community Center. 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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t85-147Haitian storyteller Liliane LouisSoundFieldwork
Tales
Storytelling
Arts, Haitian
Haitian Americans
African Americans
Oral narratives
Storytellers
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a_s1576_40_tape12Haitian storyteller Liliane LouisSoundFieldwork
Tales
Storytelling
Arts, Haitian
Haitian Americans
African Americans
Oral narratives
Storytellers
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Haitian storyteller Liliane Louis with her apprentice Fernande ForteHaitian storyteller Liliane Louis with her apprentice Fernande ForteStill ImageFieldwork
Storytelling
African Americans
Haitian Americans
Oral performance
Performing arts
Storytellers
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Images from the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Images from the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Still ImageFieldwork
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Folklife
Concerts
Music performance
Craft
Latinos
Arts, Mexican
Haitian Americans
Jamaican Americans
African Americans
Mexican Americans
Jewish Americans
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Images of the 1988 Traditions FestivalImages of the 1988 Traditions FestivalStill ImageFieldwork
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Music performance
Concerts
Guatemalan Americans
Puerto Ricans
Venezuelan Americans
Latinos
Haitian Americans
Weaving
Bands (Music)
Salsa (music)
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a_s1576_t86-066Interview with and performance by Haitian singer-composer Kiki WainwrightSoundFieldwork
Haitian Americans
Composers
African Americans
Music
Performing arts
Calypso music
Music business
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Music performance
Musicians
Social workers
Singers
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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_s1624_03_tape09Interview with Haitian cook Julienne PetitfrereSoundFieldwork
Cookery, Haitian
Haitian Americans
Cooking and dining
Occupational groups
Emigration and immigration
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Sound recordings
Cooks
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a_s1576_t86-065Interview with Wagner LalanneSoundFieldwork
Haitian Americans
Bands (Music)
Restaurants
Music
Performing arts
Calypso music
Music business
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-057Interviews with members of Rasta Samba GyninSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Haitian Americans
African Americans
Music
Life histories
Rastafari movement
Rastafarianism
Drums
Religion
Religious music
Songs
Composers
Musical groups
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