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

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

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

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

107140
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1784

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

The Cayo Huesa Comparsa Dancers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

237069
Date
1991-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Devine served as emcee. 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 o...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T91-15

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

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

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

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

Images of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

236020
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
228 color slides. Images of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival, including various folk singers (Grooms, Rogers, the Thomases), the Georgia Sea Island Singers, and participants in the Apprenticeship program. Many of these images have been described in more detail elsewhere in this database. More images ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-507 - S92-744

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

107131
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1775

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

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