21 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Percussion instruments"
Sorted by Thumbnail
Performance by Rasta Samba Gynin

Performance by Rasta Samba Gynin

Date
1985-08-08
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-99) Rasta Samba Gynin is a Rasta group of four Haitians formed in 1984 to play Rasta cultural songs. Most of the songs (written by group member Yamba Ye) are spiritual, and follow traditional tunes. Their music stresses their African roots. For more information, see T86-57 (C86-100) for interviews with group members. Members are: Yamba Ye (writer, drums and vocal); Pierre Joseph Jabouin (drum and vocal); Henry Frederic Massena (drum and vocal); and Rodrick Maurice St. Cyr (voice and percussion). 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 and elsewhere in the Caribbean looked to him as a messiah, and Rasta was born. It combines elements of African and New World beliefs. Sommers's field notes on the group may 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.
Collection
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 1)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape. McKenzie served as emcee. Val Serrante (Trinidad) discusses percussion, African culture and the roots of the tradition. He also discusses percussion instruments and the purpose of rhythms and combinations of the rhythms. Instruments discussed are the maracas (shak-shak), the djembe, tambu bamboo bands, bamboo pieces, bells, steel drum, and whistle.
Collection
Interview with jazz and blues drummer Clyde Andrews

Interview with jazz and blues drummer Clyde Andrews

Date
1981-12-02
Description
One reel to reel. Andrews, son of musician Harold Andrews and a Pensacola native, discusses his interest in music as a child; the similarities between various styles of music; playing progressive jazz, rock and roll, swing and other music styles; learning to read music; his favorite jazz styles and his opinions on other types of music; the public's interest in jazz music; improvisation; drumming; Charles Marby, a drummer; and playing brass instruments. The cassette is damaged and does not play well. Copied onto audiocassette C83-50.
Collection
Nila and Jaya Radhakrishnan dancing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Nila and Jaya Radhakrishnan dancing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Mother-daughter dancers performing traditional North India dancers. Most of the music was from a tape, but Seeba played the tabla (a traditional percussion instrument) and Jaya sang for a couple of dances. They were from Dade City.
Collection
Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5-6)

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5-6)

Date
1996-05-25
Description
Two audio cassette tapes. Tozzer served as emcee. C96-65: Val Serrante discusses Trinidad, drumming and steel drumming with Steve Stuempfle (folklorist from S. Florida). He explains various types of drums and how to get the tones used. He discusses the range of his playing abilities; how drums are used in traditional Trinidadian worship; Trinidad, its neighbors and their traditions. He also discusses the numbers that can make up a drum band and the tuners (makers) of the drums. C96-66: Val Serrante continues his discussion with Steve Stuempfle and explains bands and "Carnivale" and competitions. Talks of how the art is expanding worldwide.
Collection
Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Eddie Osborne (Miami, FL), African-American drummaker is interviewed by Laurie Sommers. He discusses his background and the history of African-American instruments from the drums and banjo to rattles. He displays his instruments and talks about the materials used to make them. He also talks about his apprentice.
Collection
The Key West Island Junkanoos performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

The Key West Island Junkanoos performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1991-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fitchen served as emcee. See FV-69 and FV-71 in S 1615 for a video recording of their performance.
Collection
African-Cuban bembe drumming

African-Cuban bembe drumming

Date
1993
Description
One black and white print.
Collection
Bon Festival at the Morikami Museum

Bon Festival at the Morikami Museum

Date
1987-08-16
Description
Eighteen color slides. The Bon Festival is the Morikami Museum version of Obon (Ullambana), a traditional three-day Japanese festival to honor the dead. Traditionally, the day ends with lighted lanterns to guide souls back to the afterlife. In additions to the lanterns, images of the Bon Festival feature folk dancing, street performers, Japanese cultural demonstrations, and Taiku drumming. The festival was held each August. 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.
Collection
Cimbalum player

Cimbalum player

Date
1985-08
Description
Eleven color slides. Images created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-056Performance by Rasta Samba GyninSoundFieldwork
Haitian Americans
Sound recordings
African Americans
Music
Drums
Singing
Music performance
Performing arts
Percussion instruments
Rastafarianism
Religion
Religious music
Beliefs and cultures
Rastafari movement
Musical groups
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_64_c96-092Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 1)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Music performance
African Americans
Drummers (Musicians)
Percussion instruments
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_t83-150Interview with jazz and blues drummer Clyde AndrewsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Drums
Blues (Music)
Jazz music
Music business
Nightclubs
Music performance
Music industry
Drum music
Percussion instruments
Horn music
Saxophones
Rock music
Drummers (Musicians)
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_t90-107aNila and Jaya Radhakrishnan dancing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundMusicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Dance
Singing
Indian arts
Indian dance
Demonstrations
Tabla
Percussion instruments
Dancers
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_63_c96-065Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5-6)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Drum music
Carnivals
Percussion instruments
Trinidadians
Drummers (Musicians)
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_68_c97-076Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)SoundDrummers (Musicians)
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Instrument manufacture
Musical instruments
Percussion instruments
African Americans
Drum music
Drums
Musical instrument maker
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_t91-030The Key West Island Junkanoos performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Drums
Bands (Music)
Percussion instruments
African Americans
Drummers (Musicians)
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
African-Cuban bembe drummingAfrican-Cuban bembe drummingStill ImageMusicians
Fieldwork
Drums
Percussion instruments
Musical instruments
African Americans
Cuban Americans
Arts, Cuban
Performing arts
Drummers (Musicians)
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_photo.jpg
Bon Festival at the Morikami MuseumBon Festival at the Morikami MuseumStill ImagePerformers
Drummers (Musicians)
Fieldwork
Festivals
Holidays and festivals
Japanese Americans
Arts, Japanese
Asian Americans
Asian American arts
Arts, Asian
Clothing and dress
Kimonos
Ullambana
Festivals Japan
Lanterns
Drums
Percussion instruments
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_photo.jpg
Cimbalum playerCimbalum playerStill ImageFieldwork
Percussion instruments
Musical instruments
Music performance
Hungarians Americans
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_photo.jpg