Interview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al Boza

237349
Date
1977-01-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Boza describes his personal history and the Comparsa carnivals in Key West. He helped train the dancers and musicians who participated in the carnivals.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C77-12b

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

239736
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Stuemple served as emcee. Emilia Fernandez discusses growing up in Oriente, Cuba; immigrating to Miami and founding her Comparsa dancing group. She was a Florida Folk Heritage Award Winner in 1996.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-78

The Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

234282
Date
1991-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-six color slides. May 1991. Images of the Cayo Hueso Comparas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Fetsival. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually ...
Type
Still Image

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

236023
Date
1991-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-557 - S92-567

Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers and Band at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

234290
Date
1991-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of the Cayo Hueso Comparsas dancers and band performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually pe...
Type
Still Image

Apprenticeships at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

234473
Date
1991-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. 1-5: Jamican tales: Lucille Fuller, Veta Plummer, Sophia Campbell; 6: Blues guitar: Tampa Blue, Joe Reiva, Michael Dodge; 7: Venezuelan harp: Jesus Rodriguez; 8-16: East Indian dance: Perema and Prya Menon; 17-18: Fiddling: Gerry Cox, Amy Cox, ...
Type
Still Image

Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

235971
Date
1991-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Irene and Emelia served as master artists of the comparsas dance for several apprentices. The comparsas tradition was revived by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performe...
Type
Still Image

Comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez with their apprentices in Key West

235980
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color prints, ten black and white prints, two proof sheets with 38 color images. Irene and Emelia served as master artists of the comparsas dance for several apprentices. The comparsas tradition was revived by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances...
Type
Still Image

Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 3 of 15)

238368
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording (3/4" tape; 22 minutes) Unedited footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. Starts with the 97th Regimental String Band, then footage of the folklife tent: an autoharpist; Hunagrian needleworker Horvath, comparsa dancers Irene & Emelia Fernandez; the bell carillon; various ...
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-61

Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 2 of 15)

238367
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording (3/4" tape; 22 minutes) Unedited footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. Continues video FV-59 of the peformance on Stage III of Washington DC-based blues duo Wiggins and Cephas. Then extensive footage of the Cayo Huesa Comparsas Band and Dancers performing. Followed by ...
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-60

Comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez at the Queen Cafe

235969
Date
1991-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. Fernandez was a comparsa dancer, a skill she learned from her mother Emelia Fernandez, under whom she apprencticed. She also worked as a registered nurse. More information on Fernandez (mother and daughter) can be found in S 1644, box 10, fodler 13. Murphy was her apprentice in ...
Type
Still Image

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers in Key West

235970
Date
1991-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five color slides. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Ke...
Type
Still Image

The Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers

235972
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color prints. The dance troupe (comparsas) was founded by Emelia Fernandez in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lines. Dancers dress in elaborate, ruffled outfits. The tradition began in Ke...
Type
Still Image

Interview with comparsa dancers Irene and Emelia Fernandez

239016
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Emelia Fernandez and her daughter Irene discusses their lives and the comparsas tradition. Fernandez founded a comparsas dance troupe in Key West. Danny Acosta led the band that accompanied the dances. The Cuban dance has African roots, and is usually performed in long conga lin...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 7-8

Group portrait of the Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers- Key West, Florida

107132
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1775A

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers practicing- Key West, Florida

107136
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1779

Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers practicing- Key West, Florida

107137
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1780

Cayo Hueso Comparsas Dancers at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs.

319011
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS96052

Emelia Fernandez and her comparsa dance troupe at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs.

319006
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS96056

Cuban comparsa dancer Irene Fernandez outside The Queen Cafe- Key West, Florida

107131
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1775

Emelia Fernandez leading Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers practicing- Key West, Florida

107135
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1778

Emelia Fernandez (center) leading Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers practicing- Key West, Florida

107138
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1781

Emelia Fernandez (L) and Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers practicing- Key West, Florida

107139
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1782

Irene Fernandez (center) leading Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers - Key West, Florida

107140
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1784

Emelia Fernandez (center) leading Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers - Key West, Florida

107141
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1785

Emelia Fernandez (center) leading Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers - Key West, Florida

107142
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1786

Emelia Fernandez (center) leading Cayo Hueso Comparsa Dancers - Key West, Florida

107143
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1787

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