Servicemen in a conga line with women at the Gainesville Recreation Department's Service Center.

241991
Date
Between 1942 and 1945
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP79639

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

234283
Date
1991-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. 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 performed in lo...
Type
Still Image

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

239786
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Maude Scott continues from C96-128. Frank Martinez, conguero, discusses the conga and Latin folklife. He gives background and teaches strokes for conga drumming. He gives a teaching demonstration using a rumba rhythm. He also talks about the construction of congas.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-129

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 9)

239769
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Lilian Arce and Grupo Folklorico continue from C96-111 with the merengue. They also perform a Chilean dance, "La Cueca", and the Mexican Hat Dance ("Jarabe Tapatio"). Arce talks about the group and solicits audience participation in dancing - they lear...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-112

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

239770
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Johnny Conga continues from C96-112 with his personal history. He then discusses various rhythms associated with conga drumming such as comparsa (Cuba), plena (Puerto Rico), bomba (Puerto Rico), rumba (Cuba), abaqua (Afro-Cuban), agogo and samba (Brazil). He also discusses...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-113

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

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

241188
Date
08/30/1974 - 09/01/1974
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-242

Interviews with members of the Salsa Express

239129
Date
1986-08-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. T81-73: Morrison and Menendez, members of the band Salsa Express, discuss the ethnic makeup of their band (a mixture of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Anglo American); the types of Salsa music they play; the structure of Salsa music; jazz influences in Salsa music; instruments they us...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-73
Item ID
T81-74
Item ID
T81-75

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