Storytellers at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Storytelling Tent) (Sunday)

Date: May 26, 1995

Source: S1576 , Container 62/63 , C96-32, C96-33, C96-34, C96-35, C96-36, C96-37, C96-38, C96-39, C96-40, C96-41, C96-42, C96-43, C96-44, C96-45, C96-46, C96-47

Type: Sound

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  • Creation story
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  • Tree story (Mutima)
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  • Palm Tree (Cont. on C96-37)
  • Storytelling workshop (Bruce) (Cont on C96-38)
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  • 16 audio cassette recordings. Storytellers spoke between 10:00am and 5pm at the Storytelling Tent. (The Storytelling Auditorium area, which featured some of the same storytellers, was not recorded.) Wiseman, Spitzer, and Newsom served as the emcees. Several of the storytellers also sang songs. Mutima played the drums and kora during his stories; and Harshbarger used finger puppets to aid hers.

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