Folklife Genre: Caribbean

273958
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Caribbean music varies across the region, and can include rumba, salsa, reggae, and calypso styles. This music typically makes liberal use of percussion instruments like the steel drum, shakers, and claves. It is heavily influenced by musical traditions brought to the Americas by enslaved Africans (See African Music). Trade and immigration have over time introduced a variety of Caribbean music into nearby Florida. The Key West Junkanoos, Rasta Samba Gynin, and Kiki Wainwright are examples of artists performing Caribbean music in the Sunshine State.
Type
interactive resource
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Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 2)

239750
Date
1996-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. McKenzie served as emcee. Remembranzas del Conuco discuss decimas or Cuban country verse as a songs with storytelling verses. It is an original composition form. The group is made up of 12 people, 2 guitars, 1 quatro, maracas, a textured gourd with scratching stick, and claves. Men, a boy, and women take turns giving verse.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-93
stick, and claves. Men, a

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 4)

239779
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Ann Browning Masters continues from C96-121. Remembranzas del Conuco perform Cuban decimas. Members take turns delivering verse along with music. They are comprised of 12 people - 8 men, 3 women, and one boy; also, 2 guitars, a 12-string lute, maracas, claves and guiro.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-122
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

WPA field recordings in Cross City and Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

238025
Date
1939-08-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, men from the Aycock and Lindsey turpentine camp in Cross City perform two songs, and tell a ghost story (19 August). The remainder of the reel was recorded at the Andux household on 24 August, during a birthda party. The family sang songs, and told stories. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) &ndash; after 1939, the Works Projects Administration &ndash; was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida&rsquo;s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art&rsquo;s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida&rsquo;s WPA program by the Library of Congress&rsquo; Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.<br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-249
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife/folklife

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, with his apprentice Mario Brito - Medley, Florida

108656
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2736
Folklife collection

Cuban American musical group "Remembranzas del Conuco" performing - Medley, Florida

108664
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2744
Folklife collection

Cuban American musical group "Remembranzas del Conuco" performing - Medley, Florida

108665
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2745
Folklife Collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108700
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2781
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108701
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2782
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108702
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2783
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108703
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2784
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, with his apprentice Mario Brito - Medley, Florida

108653
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2733
Folklife Collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo singing a decima - Medley, Florida

108654
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2734
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, listens while his apprentice Mario Brito sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108655
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2735
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, sings a decima to his apprentice Mario Brito - Medley, Florida

108657
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2737
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, listens as his apprentice, Mario Brito, sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108658
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2738
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, listens as his apprentice, Mario Brito, sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108659
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2739
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo, right, singing a decima as his apprentice, Mario Brito, listens - Medley, Florida

108660
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2740
Folklife Collection

Cuban guajiro apprentice, Mario Brito, left, sings a decima to Meliton Perdomo - Medley, Florida

108661
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2741
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro apprentice, Mario Brito, left, sings a decima to Meliton Perdomo - Medley, Florida

108662
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2742
Folklife collection

Cuban American musical group "Remembranzas del Conuco" performing - Medley, Florida

108663
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2743
Folklife Collection

Cuban guajiro apprentice, Mario Brito, right, sings a decima to Meliton Perdomo - Medley, Florida

108694
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2775
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro apprentice, Mario Brito, left, smiles as Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108695
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2776
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro apprentice, Mario Brito, left, smiles as Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108696
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2777
Folklife Collection

Cuban guajiro apprentice, Mario Brito, left, smiles as Meliton Perdomo sings a decima - Medley, Florida

108697
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2778
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo sings a decima to apprentice Mario Brito - Medley, Florida

108698
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2779
Folklife collection

Cuban guajiro singer Meliton Perdomo sings a decima to apprentice Mario Brito - Medley, Florida

108699
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2780
Folklife collection

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