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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Shells"
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Limone Joseph demonstrates polambi

Limone Joseph demonstrates polambi

Date
1985-08
Description
Two color slides. The Po lambi was a Haitian musical instrument. The skill was used in rural Haitian villages to signal social gatherings, as work songs, and harvetsing. It is usuaslly played with drums, and is of African origins. For Haitians, it is a symbol of their culture. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 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
Maggie Melton with her native materials craft

Maggie Melton with her native materials craft

Date
1979-11
Description
Seventeen color slides. Melton with her native material crafts, including gourds, rattlesnake hides, turtle shells, and other shells.
Collection
Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: shell player Limone Joseph

Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: shell player Limone Joseph

Date
1986-05-24
Description
Seven color slides. Joseph leading a po lambi (Haitian shell playing) workshop. The skill was used in rural Haitian villages to signal social gatherings, as work songs, and harvesting. It is usuaslly played with drums, and is of African origin. For Haitians, it is a symbol of their culture. For an interveiw with Joseph, see S 1576, T86-58 (C86-101). 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
Rev. Thurlow Weed performing at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

Rev. Thurlow Weed performing at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1978-05
Description
One black and white print. Weed was from Key West.
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
1986 Florida Folk Festival (12 of 17)

1986 Florida Folk Festival (12 of 17)

Date
1986-05-24
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape) 20 minutes. Po lambi was used in rural Haitian villages to signal social gatherings, as work songs, and harvesting. It is usuaslly played with drums, and is of African origin. For Haitians, it is a symbol of their culture. For an interveiw with Joseph, see S 1576, T86-58 (C86-101).
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Limone Joseph demonstrates polambiLimone Joseph demonstrates polambiStill ImageFieldwork
Musical instruments
Music performance
Shells
Haitian Americans
African Americans
Arts, Haitian
Musicians
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Maggie Melton with her native materials craftMaggie Melton with her native materials craftStill ImageArtisans
Fieldwork
Craft
Material culture
Nature
Rattlesnakes
Shells
Sea turtles
Gourds
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Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: shell player Limone JosephMetro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: shell player Limone JosephStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Music
Latinos
Haitian Americans
Shells
Workshops (Adult education)
Musicians
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Rev. Thurlow Weed performing at the 1978 Florida Folk FestivalRev. Thurlow Weed performing at the 1978 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFestivals
Folklore revival festivals
Shells
Music performance
Musical instruments
Performing arts
Music
Musicians
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Shell decorated gravesShell decorated gravesStill ImageFieldwork
Shells
Grave markers
Graves
Death rites
Community culture
Cemeteries
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (12 of 17)1986 Florida Folk Festival (12 of 17)Moving ImageMusicians
Singers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Shells
African Americans
Arts, Haitian
Haitian Americans
Musical instruments
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