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Recordings of the Mexican Independence Day celebrations (El Grito) at Benito Juarez Park
Rites and ceremonies
Holidays and festivals
Folk music Mexico
Three reel to reel tapes (also on C86-121, C86-122 and C86-123) Recordings of music performances at the El Grito, the performance kick-off for Mexican Independence Day. Familia Mora Arriaga plays ranchera and mariachi music. Quinto Poder plays cumbias, polkas, and corridos. While the event celebrated actually occurred on 16 September 1810, most Mexican American communties begin observations on the 15 September with an El Grito -- a celebration featuring parades, music, and dancing. The Metro-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.