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The Jamaican Folk Revue at the Florida International University campus
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-113.) Recording of the Jamaican Folk Revue at the Independence '85 Jamaica festival, feauring poet and dancer Lucille Ranger Brown. The event took place at a cocktail party at the Bay Vista Campus at Florida International University. Also includes interveiws with band members. The Jamaican Folk Revue was formed in 1972 by Norma Darby in Miami to promote Jamaican music and dance. 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.