Ezequiel Torres demonstration at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Narrative Stage

Date: May 27, 2000

Source: S1576 , Container 83 , C00-80

Type: Sound

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One audio cassette tape. Ethnomusicologist Martha Ellen Davis serves as emcee. Torres (drums) and his apprentice Yhanez (drums) discuss the origins of Cuban batá drumming and the different types of drums: Okónkolo ("baby" drum), Itótele ("father" drum), and Iyá ("mother" drum). He also describes Santeria and the orishas. They perform with Torres's sons, Aruan and Arelan, and his other apprentice, Font. Alfaro is a featured guest vocalist. The group was based in Miami.

The song titles reference the name of the orisha being sung to and the specific rhythm, or "toque," in parenthesis. The "Oru Seco" opens the batá ceremony as a supplication to the orishas to attend and participate.

2000 Florida Folk Festival Program

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C00-2Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)
C00-18Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 18)
C00-37Roy Book Binder at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Old Marble Stage
C00-42Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 21)
C00-44Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)
C00-80Ezequiel Torres demonstration at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Narrative Stage
C00-84Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)
C00-86Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 11)
C00-88Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)
C00-94Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)
C00-96Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)
D00-1Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)
D00-2Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)
D00-3Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)
D00-4Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)
D00-5Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)
D00-6Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)
D00-7aAngela Patua performance at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage
D00-7bVirginia Rivers, Kim Rivers & Nancy Crockford storytelling at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage
D00-7cInca Spirit performance at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage
D00-8Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)
D00-17Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)
D00-18Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)
D00-20Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)
D00-22Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)
D00-23Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)
D00-24Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)
D00-25Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)
D00-26Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)
D00-27Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)
D00-28Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 1)
D00-29Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 2)
D00-30Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 3)
D00-31Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 1)
D00-32Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 2)
D00-33Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 3)
D00-34Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 4)
D00-35aThe New Taylor Singers performance at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Performance and Dance Stage
D00-35bDavid Lee singing school at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Performance and Dance Stage
D00-39Sunday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 5)

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