Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 1)

239749
Date
1996-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. McKenzie served as emcee. Val Serrante (Trinidad) discusses percussion, African culture and the roots of the tradition. He also discusses percussion instruments and the purpose of rhythms and combinations of the rhythms. Instruments discussed are the maracas (shak-shak), the djembe, tambu bamboo bands, bamboo pieces, bells, steel drum, and whistle.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-92
Serrante, Val

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 5)

239765
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Kate Carpenter was from Callahan. Serrante, from Trinidad, performs on the steel drums in the Aroba tradition. He performs on the djembe and performs a sopa rhythm, a calypso rhythm and a song.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-108
Serrante, Val

Friday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

239813
Date
1996-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Livingston served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D96-25
Serrante, Val

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 6)

239766
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Serrante continues from C96-108 and discusses instruments such as the "talking drum", calabash shaker, Brazil shaker, agugo or African hand bell. He performs "Calypso Song" on the steel drum. He also explains Calypso music and how it can "bring the world together". Chief Billie of the Seminole Indians gives an introduction in Indian language (index sheet does not specify whether Seminole or Miccosukee). He performs a song, "Hayoniwa" and counts in Seminole. He explains his native language.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-109
Serrante, Val

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5-6)

239725
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette tapes. Tozzer served as emcee. C96-65: Val Serrante discusses Trinidad, drumming and steel drumming with Steve Stuempfle (folklorist from S. Florida). He explains various types of drums and how to get the tones used. He discusses the range of his playing abilities; how drums are used in traditional Trinidadian worship; Trinidad, its neighbors and their traditions. He also discusses the numbers that can make up a drum band and the tuners (makers) of the drums. C96-66: Val Serrante continues his discussion with Steve Stuempfle and explains bands and "Carnivale" and competitions. Talks of how the art is expanding worldwide.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-65
Item ID
C96-66
Serrante, Val

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