Interview with and performance by Haitian singer-composer Kiki Wainwright

Date: August 4, 1985

Source: S1576 , Container 38 , T86-66, T86-67, C86-108*, C86-109*

Type: Sound

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  • Untitled sacred dance song (T86-66)
  • Vey
  • Ezili
  • Severine
  • Yanvalou rhythm
  • Mayi Rhythm song (T86-67)
  • Latibonit
  • Kawolin Akao
  • God of Sea
  • Yellow Bird

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  • Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-108/109) Interview with Wainwright. He discusses dancing and singing in Haiti; forming in a dance troupe; his career in Miami; writing songs; and singers in Haiti. Also includes Wainwright performing ten songs. NOTE: According to the depositor agreement, Wainwright's performances can not be used for commercial purposes. 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.

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