Nicaraguan American Jose Silva dressed as the mandador, or Spanish commander, for the Nicaraguan Toro Huaco pageant - Pembroke Pines, Florida

Nicaraguan American Jose Silva dressed as the mandador, or Spanish commander, for the Nicaraguan Toro Huaco pageant - Pembroke Pines, Florida


Image Number

  • FA2816

Year

  • 1995

Series Title

General Note

  • Silva moved to Miami in 1979 from Diriamba, Nicaragua, where he learned toro huaco. He is responsible for reviving the traditional dance for Miami's Nicaraguan community Festival of San Sebastian, which is held on the Sunday closest to January 21.
  • In the toro huaco, a dancer with a kite-like mask that portrays a bull charges and retreats from another dancer wearing a mask with white skin, blond hair, blue eyes, and metallic vestments which portrays a mandador, or European commander. The tradition comes from the descendants of Nagual natives and parodies the clash of cultures in Central America 450 years ago.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1640B18FN.

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Nicaraguan American Jose Silva dressed as the mandador, or Spanish commander, for the Nicaraguan Toro Huaco pageant - Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Chicago Manual of Style

Stone, Robert L., 1944-. Nicaraguan American Jose Silva dressed as the mandador, or Spanish commander, for the Nicaraguan Toro Huaco pageant - Pembroke Pines, Florida. 1995. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108735>, accessed 17 June 2019.

MLA

Stone, Robert L., 1944-. Nicaraguan American Jose Silva dressed as the mandador, or Spanish commander, for the Nicaraguan Toro Huaco pageant - Pembroke Pines, Florida. 1995. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Jun. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108735>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Stone)