Rasta Samba Gynin in the recording studio

236347
Date
1985-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five color slide. Folklorist Sommers is pictured with the band. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festiva...
Type
Still Image

Pierre Jaboin of Rasta Samba Gynin - Miami, Florida

111483
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5704

Rasta Samba Gynin recording session at the Little River Community Center - Miami, Florida

106172
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1105

Members from Rasta Samba Gynin playing conga drums during Jamaican Independence Day festival - Miami, Florida

106369
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1179

Performance by Rasta Samba Gynin

235138
Date
1985-08-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-99) Rasta Samba Gynin is a Rasta group of four Haitians formed in 1984 to play Rasta cultural songs. Most of the songs (written by group member Yamba Ye) are spiritual, and follow traditional tunes. Their music stresses their African roots. For more informatio...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-56
Item ID
C86-99*

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 (...
Type
interactive resource

Interviews with members of Rasta Samba Gynin

235139
Date
1985-08-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-100) Interviews with members of the Rasta group, including group leader and songwriter Yamaba Ye. He discusses each of the eight songs played on T86-56 (C86-99). Other members provide brief bios. The Rasta movement (whose members are called Rastafarians) began...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-57
Item ID
C86-100*

Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

253048
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
From "Shove It Over," a WPA recording of a work song performed by Zora Neale Hurston, to "Orange Blossom Special," performed by Gamble Rogers and Will McLean, this CD spans 50 years of Florida folk music. Download the disc as a ZIP file containing 320kBps MP3s. Contact the State Archives of Florida...
Type
Sound

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