Saturday afternoon performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: May 8, 1954

Source: S1576 , T76-6

Type: Sound

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Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Introduction of the Seminoles (Knott)
  • Alligator Dance (Bowlegs)
  • Buffalo Dance
  • Description of Seminole Instruments (Osceola)
  • Alligator Call (Bowlegs)
  • Green Corn Dance (Beaver)
  • Creek Social Dance
  • Jump rope rhymes (Jasper Elementary School)
  • Stage announcements (Neal)
  • Fiddle music (Walker)
  • Tale (segment) (Tomlin)
  • BEseda dance (Psenka)

Place Name

Corporate or Conference Name


  • One reel to reel. The first half of the reel consists of Friday evening performances; the remainder of the reel consists of Saturday evening performances. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.

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