Jose Silva and apprentice Marvin Silva performing at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs.

Jose Silva and apprentice Marvin Silva performing at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs.


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  • FS96012

Year

  • 1995

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General Note

  • They are performing the Nicaraguan "Toro Huaco" dance. In the Toro Huaco, a dancer with a kite-like mask that portrays a bull charges and retreats from another dancer wearing a mask with white skin, blond hair, blue eyes, and metallic vestments which portrays a mandador, or European commander. The tradition comes from the descendants of Nagual natives and parodies the clash of cultures in Central America 450 years ago.

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    Biography Note

  • Silva moved to Miami in 1979 from Diriamba, Nicaragua, where he learned toro huaco. He is responsible for reviving the traditional dance for Miami's Nicaraguan community Festival of San Sebastian, which is held on the Sunday closest to January 21.

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  • 1 slide - col.

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Jose Silva and apprentice Marvin Silva performing at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs. 1995. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/319029>, accessed 20 July 2019.

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Jose Silva and apprentice Marvin Silva performing at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs. 1995. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/319029>.

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