Interview with dancer Irma Gabriales

Date: September 10, 1985

Source: S1576 , T86-6

Type: Sound

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Description

  • One reel to reel (copied onto cassette tape C86-50). Interviewed conducted in Gabriales home. She discusses life in Mexico, learning to dance, moving to the United States at age ten, studying fina arts in school, types of dance, pinata making, and Mexican music. For some of the recording, a lawn mower can be heard in the background. 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.

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