45 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Monroe County (Fla.)"
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Al Boza interview

Al Boza interview

Date
1977-01-26
Description
One audiocassette. Boza describes his personal history and the Comparsa carnivals in Key West. He helped train the dancers and musicians who participated in the carnivals.
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Bill Butler interview

Bill Butler interview

Date
1977-01-25
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at Butler's Key West home. Butler discusses the woman who formed the band; the instruments he plays; the kind of music the band plays; playing for funerals and parades; nicknames for people in the band; the origins of the band's name; and discusses his brother and father.
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Boats and fishers in Big Pine Key

Boats and fishers in Big Pine Key

Date
1986-10-21
Description
Eighteen color slides. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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Boats at dock in Key West

Boats at dock in Key West

Date
1993-02-16
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Images include artwork painted on the boats, and the interiors of the boats.
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Boats at dock in Key West

Boats at dock in Key West

Date
1993
Description
One proof sheet with twenty-seven black and white images (plus negatives). Images include artwork painted on the boats.
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key West

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key West

Date
1991-03
Description
Five color slides. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. 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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Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-05
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of the Cayo Hueso Comparsas dancers and band performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia arrived in Florida in 1959.
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Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen Cafe

Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen Cafe

Date
1991-03
Description
Eight color slides. Fernandez was a comparsa dancer, a skill she learned from her mother Emelia Fernandez, under whom she apprencticed. She also worked as a registered nurse. More information on Fernandez (mother and daughter) can be found in S 1644, box 10, fodler 13. Murphy was her apprentice in 1990-1991. 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, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Date
1991-07
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Irene and Emelia served as master artists of the comparsas dance for several apprentices. The comparsas tradition was revived by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. 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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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

Date
1990
Description
Eight color prints, ten black and white prints, two proof sheets with 38 color images. Irene and Emelia served as master artists of the comparsas dance for several apprentices. The comparsas tradition was revived by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Key West in 1938. Emelia herself arrived in Florida in 1959. She and her daughter revived the dance tradition in the early 1990s. 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-012bAl Boza interviewSoundFolk dance
Interviews
Carnival
Oral narratives
Festivals
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a_s1576_01_c77-011Bill Butler interviewSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Performers
Performing arts
Oral narratives
Life histories
Jamaican Americans
Parades
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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Boats and fishers in Big Pine KeyBoats and fishers in Big Pine KeyStill ImageFieldwork
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Boats and boating
Seafood gathering
Material culture
Maritime life
Docks
Occupational groups
Fishers
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Boats at dock in Key WestBoats at dock in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Docks
Sails
Art
Transportation
Waterways
Hammocks
Furniture
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Boats at dock in Key WestBoats at dock in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Docks
Sails
Art
Transportation
Waterways
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Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key WestCayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Dance
Clothing and dress
Costumes
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Children
Body movement
Streets
Community culture
Dancers
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Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalCayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImagePerformers
Performing arts
Body movement
Dance music
Cuban Americans
Folk dance
Costumes
Comparsa tradition
Arts, Cuban
Dancers
Musical groups
Musicians
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Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen CafeComparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen CafeStill ImageFieldwork
Dance
Clothing and dress
Costumes
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Architecture
Signs (commercial)
Nightclubs
Community enterprise
Community culture
Comparsa tradition
Dancers
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestComparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
Body movement
Clothing and dress
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Dance
Dancers
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Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestComparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key WestStill ImageFieldwork
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
Body movement
Clothing and dress
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Comparsa tradition
Dance
Latinos
Festivals
Dancers
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