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The Tapia family performing at Mexican Independence Day celebration
Holidays and festivals
Folk music Mexico
One reel to reel (copied onto audio cassette: C86-51). Recording of the Tapia family performing at a Mexican Independence Day celebration at Florida City Elementary School. (The holiday is the 16 Sept., but the school celebrated it on the 13th). 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.