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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

CUBA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Sarah L. Bryan and Kenneth G. Schweitzer
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2012


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1939/005: Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition
Four hundred nineteen 12-inch discs of instrumentals, monologs, prayers, sermons, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, by Herbert Halpert, March 15-June 23, 1939, for the Folk Arts Committee of the WPA and the Library of Congress. The collection includes 1.25 inches of articles, contact sheets, correspondence, descriptions, interviews, lists, photographs, reports, and song texts. [catalog record]

AFS 3145-3146: Two discs containing performances by "members of a visiting Cuban vaudeville group." Instruments include drums and traps, gourds, and piano. Explanations and translations are provided for each song. Recorded at the Cuban Club in Tampa, Florida, June 21, 1939.

AFS 3145A: An introduction to the group and its repertoire by manager Gilberto Delfino (translated by pianist Art Peller), followed by a song sung by Estela Echezabal accompanied by drum and piano. (4.5 minutes)

AFS 3145B: "Guabina," sung with drums and traps, gourds, and piano, by blackface comedian Carlos Pous. (4.5 minutes)

AFS 3146A: "Mercé" sung with drums, gourds, and piano by Adela Martínez. (4 minutes)

AFS 3146B1-2: "Nena" sung with piano by Ramón Bermudez and Gilberto Delfino. (3.5 minutes)

AFS 3146B3: Five Cuban drum rhythms performed by Ramón Bermudez: bembé, conga, maní, rumba, and son. (1 minute)

AFC 1939/013:  Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida Recordings 
Eighteen 12-inch discs of imitations, instrumentals, riddles, songs, and tales of African American, Arabic, Bahamian, British American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan, Seminole, and Slavic cultures throughout Florida.  Recorded in Key West, Riviera, and Ybor City, Florida, by Robert Cook and Stetson Kennedy, January 15-31, 1940, for the Florida Music and Writers Projects of the Works Projects Administration (WPA).  The collection includes one-half linear inch of descriptions, lists, and song texts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 3381A3; 3381A5-3383: Three discs containing ten imitations, instrumentals, and songs performed by Cubans.  Recorded in Key West, January 18, 1940. (27 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 222B-223)

AFS 3381A3: "Papá, Mamá y el Niño" (Father, Mother and the Child), sung by Rachelita Sánchez. (2 minutes)

AFS 3381A5:  "Coocoo Bobo," an imitation of a train, performed by Enrique Rodriguez. (2 minutes)

AFS 3381A6: "Stars and Stripes Forever" (fragment), played on a bazooka, an instrument made and played by Enrique Rodriquez. (30 seconds)

AFS 3381B1: "Una Tarde en Mayo" (One Evening in May), sung by Felipe Valdez, with guitar by Milton Esquinaldo. (3.5 minutes)

AFS 3381B2-3382A2: "La Cucaracha" (The Cockroach), sung by Felipe Valdez, with guitar by Milton Esquinaldo. (5 minutes)

AFS 3382B1: "El Caballo de Palo" (Wooden Horse), sung with bass, viol, bongo, claves, and two guitars, by the Sexteto Encanto. (3.5 minutes)

AFS 3382B2: "El Sacrificio" (The Sacrifice), performed by the Sexteto Encanto. (1 minute )

AFS 3383A-B1: "El Sacrificio," performed by the Sexteto Encanto. (3 minutes)

AFS 3383B2: Puntos guajiros, performed by the Sexteto Encanto. (3 minutes)

AFS 3385A: One disc containing four songs sung by a class of Cuban school children, and one song sung by Benildes Remond Isern, a Cuban school teacher employed by the Cuban government.  Recorded at San Carlos Institute, Key West, Florida, January 22, 1940. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 223)

AFS 3385A1: "El Ratón y el Gato" (The Mouse and the Cat), sung by schoolchildren. (1.5 minutes)

AFS 3385A2: "El Columpio" (The Swing), sung by Benildes Remond Isern. (1 minute)

AFS 3385A3: "Bayameses" or "Himno Nacional Cubano" (The Cuban National Anthem), sung by schoolchildren.  (1 minute)

AFS 3385A4: Duérmete mi Niéo" (Go to Sleep my Child), a lullaby, sung by Alba Rodriguez. (30 seconds)

AFS 3385A5: "El Patio de mi casa" (The Patio of My House), sung by schoolchildren while skipping rope. (1 minute)

AFS 3530-3531B1: Two discs containing one birthday party and seven games, songs, and stories, with explanations. Recorded in Tampa and Ybor City, August 24, 1939. (46 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 229B)

AFS 3530A1: One disc containing "Amamabrocha To," a children's singing game, sung by Evelia and Ziomara Andux. (4.5 minutes)

AFS 3530A2: Two renditions of "Miss Martínez Cockroach and Pérez Mouse, first told by Evelio Andux, and then spoken and sung by Evelia Andux. (6.5 minutes)

AFS 3530B1: "Canto Jaujiro," a Cuban farming song, sung by Evelio Andux. (3 minutes)

AFS 3530B2: ["La canión de pandería"], a song that Evelio Andux used to sing when he worked in a bakery at Key West. (2 minutes)

AFS 3530B3: A Cuban lullaby sung by Evelio Andux and Martín Noriega.  (2 minutes)

AFS 3530B4: A love serenade sung by Evelio Andux. (2 minutes)

AFS 3530B5-3531B1: A recording of a birthday party. Esther Andux, Evelio Andux, Martín Noriega, and Adelpha [?] Pollato are conversing, joking, and singing.  (21 minutes)

AFS 3531B2-3532: Two discs containing seven games and stories. Recorded August 25, 1939. (34 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 229B-230A)

AFS 3531B2-3: "The Devil and Ribbons" and "The Melon Game," explained and played by Evelia, Orbito, and Ziomara Andux. (5 1/2 minutes)

AFS 3532A1-B1: "The Story of Juan José, a Working Man, and his Beautiful Wife," told by Martín Noriega, with explanations by Ziomara Andux. (5 1/2 minutes)

AFS 3532B2: A bawdy story about a woman in confession, told by Martín Noriega, with explanations by Evelio Andux. (2 1/2 minutes)

AFS 3532B3-B5: A bawdy story ("San Blas"), an anecdote about a man from Ybor City, and a fragment of another joke told by Martín Noriega. (5 minutes)

AFS 3533: One disc containing eight rhymes, songs, and stories.  Recorded August 23, 1939. (22 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 230A)

AFS 3533A1: Teasing game told by Zenaida Beuron and Victoria Váldez. (2 minutes)

AFS 3533A2: "Duérmete mi Niño" (Go to Sleep, my Baby), a lullaby sung by Zenaida Beuron. (2 minutes)

AFS 3533A3: "La Buena Pipa" (The Good Pipe), a teasing story told by Evelio and Ziomara Andux. (1 minute)

AFS 3533A4: "La mata de higo" (The Fig Tree), a story about a wicked stepmother who buries her stepdaughter beneath a fig tree, told and sung by Ziomara Andux. (5 1/2 minutes)

AFS 3533B1: "La Persima en el Cemetario" (The Persimmon Tree in the Cemetery), a story told by Tony López. (2 1/2 minutes)

AFS 3533B2: Ghost story about a woman who fed her husband a human leg which she dug up from a cemetery, told by Evelia Andux. (3.5 minutes)

AFS 3533B3: "Cachumbambé," a song sung while see-sawing, by Evelia Andux, Ziomara Andux, Isabel García, and Tony López. (1 1/2 minutes)

AFS 3533B4: A counting-out rhyme recited by Dolores Noriega. (2 minutes)

AFS 3534-3535A: Two discs containing ten riddles, songs, and stories.  Recorded August 26, 1939. (33minutes; preservatoin tape LWO 4872 reel 230)

AFS 3534A1: "Papá Sigallo," a children's story told by Edith Kennedy (Stetson Kennedy's wife, a Cuban American). (2 minutes)

AFS 3534A2-4: Two riddles told by Edith Kennedy and one riddle told by Evelia Andux. (2 minutes)

AFS 3534A5-3535A1: An anecdote about a bootblack who becomes a bullfighter, and "Antonio the Woodcutter," told by Martín Noriega.  (16 minutes)

AFS 3535A2: A love song learned in Key West and sung by Evelio Andux. (3.5 minutes)

AFS 3535A3-A5:"Se Encuentran dos Carreteros" (Two Carters Meet), and "Trinaban los Ruiseñores" (The Nightingales Were Singing), sung by Martín Noriega. (5 minutes)

AFS 3536: One disc containing eight songs and stories. Recorded August 27, 1939.  (14 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 230B)

AFS 3536A1: "Calinga," sung by Adelpha Pollato. (3 minutes)

AFS 3536A2: "La Cucaracha" (The Cockroach), sung with claves and maracas by Edith Kennedy, Adelpha Pollato, and Amado Valdez. (3 minutes)

AFS 3536A3-A4:  "Señora Santana" and "Para Subir al Cielo" (To Ascend the Skies), sung by Adelpha Pollato. (2 minutes)

AFS 3536A5: "Chiquitín," explained and sung by Amado Valdez. (1.5 minutes)

AFS 3536A6: Two renditions of  "Tranquitró," a taunting song about a resident of Ybor City who had a peculiar gait, first sung by Amado Valdez and then sung by Adelpha Pollato. (2 minutes)

AFS 3536B: "Donde vas Alfonso Doce?" (Where Goest, Alfonso Twelfth?), an old Spanish ballad, sung by Adelpha Pollato and Amado Valdez. (2.5 minutes)

AFC 1948/025: Katharine Beardmore Recordings of Cuban Folk Music 
Six 12-inch discs of drum rhythms of 5 Afro-Cuban popular dances (columbia, comparsa, conga, guaguancó, and lucumí) and one example of combined rhythms played by an ensemble of 5 musicians. Recorded possibly in Havana, Cuba, by Katharine Beardmore, ca. 1947-48. The collection includes 8 pages of correspondence, descriptions, and lists.  (22 minutes; AFS 8562-8567; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 121B-122A) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/098: New York Public Library Duplication Project
Twenty-three 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in New York City by Chris Bonet and Charles Hofmann, May 30-October 28, 1947, for the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. Included are 30 allegedly "Comanche Indian songs," 28 songs in the English language (including 14 from Scotland and 8 African American songs and street cries), 5 songs in French, 17 in Spanish, and 30 in Yiddish. Performers include Tom Glazer and Ruth Rubin. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of correspondence, logs, notes, reports, and song texts. [catalog record]

AFS 9076-9077: Two discs containing eleven cradle and other songs.  Recorded October 28, 1947. (16 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 180B)

AFS 9084: One disc containing "Canción de la Vida Profunda" and a narration.  Recorded June 10, 1947. (5 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 181A)

AFS 9085: One disc containing examples and explanations of castanet rhythms as used in Spanish dancing. Recorded June 10, 1947. (10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 181A)

AFC 1950/023:  Juan Liscano Collection of Cuban and Venezuelan Folk Music
Three 16-inch discs of Cuban and Venezuelan instrumentals and songs recorded by Juan Liscano before 1950. The collection includes eight pages of descriptions and lists.  The Cuban examples consist of claves, drums, male chorus, rhythm stick, and solo male vocalist. [catalog record]

AFS 9907A3-B1: One disc containing two rumbas. (7 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 278B)

AFS 9908B1-B2: One disc containing two Afro-Cuban religious songs. (7 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 278B)

AFS 9909A1-A2, B2: One disc containing three rumbas. (11 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 279A)

AFC 1959/013: "Música de los cultos Africanos en Cuba" compiled by Lydia Cabrera
Fourteen 12-inch discs entitled "Música de los cultos Africanos en Cuba" (Music of the African cults in Cuba), featuring instrumentals, prayers, salutes, and songs recorded in Agramonte, Jovellanos, Pedro Betancourt, and Perico, Matanzas Province, Cuba, by Josefina Tarafa, ca. 1955.  Though the majority of these recordings are of the Lucumí cult, the collection also includes liturgical songs of the Arará and several Congo cults.  The collection includes an article by Lydia Cabrera and one-half linear inch of descriptions and lists.  Unless stated otherwise all songs are accompanied by a combination of drums, metallic idiophones, and shakers. (2E6KP 2469-2767 Musica de los cultos africanos en cuba)

AFS 11,589-11,591A: Three discs containing songs, prayers, and instrumentals, mostly in praise of orishas, (gods and saints of the pantheon worshiped by African faiths in the New World).  Performers include Miguel Santa Cruz, Gustavo Díaz, Marcos Portillo Domínguez, Juan González, Domingo Hernández, Fernando Hernández, Cándido Martínez, and Inés Sotomayor. (2 hours)

AFS 11,591B-11,592A: Two discs containing 26 songs sung by Fernando Hernández, Inés Sotomayor, and group. The first 17 are led by Sotomayor, the remaining by Hernández. (48 minutes)

AFS 11,592B: One disc containing 20 instrumentals (oro de tambores) in praise of orishas, performed on batá by Miguel Santa Cruz, Gustavo Díaz, and Juan González. (31 minutes)

AFS 11,593: One disc containing 24 songs (oro) in praise of orishas, sung by Antonio Alberiche and Cándido Martínez with batá by Miguel Santa Cruz, Gustavo Díaz, and Juan González.  (1 hour)

AFS 11,594: One disc containing 20 songs used at funerals performed by Augustín Diago, Florinda Pastor, and group. The first 12 are described as Cantos de Palo Gangá Ñongobá, and the remaining as Cantos de Palo, Congo Musunde y Ganga.  (42 minutes)

AFS 11,595A: One disc containing 6 songs sung by Silvino Baró, Martín Catalá, Sergio Rodríguez, and Rodolfo Viart. (31 minutes)

AFS 11,595B: One disc containing seven Congo songs (mayimbi, toque de palo) performed by Silvino Baró, Martín Catalá, Sergio Rodríguez, and Rodolfo Viart. (32 minutes)

AFS 11,596A: One disc containing twelve Lucumí songs in praise of orishas, performed by the same musicians as AFS 11,595. (31 minutes)

AFS 11,596B: One disc containing nine arará songs performed by the same musicians as AFS 11,595. (30 minutes)

AFS 11,597A: One disc containing nine instrumentals, prayers, and songs, performed by Petronila Hernández, Antonia Alberiche, and Domingo Hernández. (24 minutes)

AFS 11,597B: Seven instrumentals performed on drums by Domingo Hernández, Domingo Hernández Jr., Marcelo Carreras, and Ángel Rolando. (18 minutes)

AFS 11,598-11,599A: Two discs containing 28 songs accompanied with drums by Alberto Yenkins (Yin) and group.  (1 hour and 8 minutes)

AFS 11,599-11,600: Two discs containing 30 funeral songs (itutu) performed by Fernando Hernández and group.  (1 hour)

AFS 11,601: One disc containing 20 songs in praise of orishas. (40 minutes)

AFS 11,602: One disc containing 36 congo songs (cantos congos y gangas) performed by Florinda Diago and his family. These are songs that would be sung at a wake or vigil "para llorar y despedir a los muertos" (to mourn and say goodbye to the dead). (48 minutes)

AFC 1972/026: Ralph Rinzler Louisiana Recordings
Two 10-inch tapes of French Cajun, Choctaw, and Zydeco music sung by Alma Barthelemy, Clement "King" Ned, Bois-sec, Canray Fontenot, Deo and Azile Langley, and others. Recorded in Diamond and Mamou, Louisiana, by Ralph Rinzler, 1964-1965. Includes recordings of Arsenio Rodriguez and Quique Rodriquez, Afro-Cuban musicians performing in Spanish and Lucumi songs (Santeria music), location unidentified. The collection includes 1 folder of song lists and notes. (AFS 15075-15076; LWO 6506) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 16278-16335: Laura Boulton Collection Part 10: Music of the West Indies
Fifty-eight 10-inch discs of instrumentals, songs and stories recorded in the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Martinique, by Laura Boulton, 1938. The collection includes three-quarters of a linear inch of correspondence, description, and lists.

AFS 16,329-16,335: Seven discs, including songs sung by Gibo Gerompe. Recorded in Cuba, 1938. (18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7551 reel 36A)

AFC 1975/022: National Folk Festival, 1954
Two 10-inch tapes of the 20th National Folk Festival. Performances include Mesquakie dances; clog dances; square dances; German polkas and waltzes; tanikling (a Philippine dance); czardas danced by Hungarian dancers from the Hungarian Hall in St. Louis; Jewish wedding music and dances; Scottish highland dance; Mexican dance; Anglo-American ballads and folk songs; African American spirituals and work songs; children's singing games; German songs; West Indian songs; Cuban songs; and instrumental music played on fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, and other instruments. The collection includes notes about performers and songs. (AFS 17,508-17,509; LWO 7411 reels 18-19) [catalog record]

AFC 1980/012: 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Documentation of the monthly 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, videorecordings, and photographs of performances of Armenian music and dance, bluegrass and old-time music, zydeco music, Ghanaian music, Afro-Cuban music, and Southeast Asian music featuring Laotian, Vietnamese, and Hmong performers recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza, in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from May through October 1980, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following is from the September 11, 1980, concert of Cuban music performed by Las Estrellas Del Son, Roberto Borrell and Kubata, from Washington, DC.

AFC 1980/012: Folder 11: One folder containing press releases, correspondence, concert program, identification of people in photos on contact sheet and in color slides.

AFC 1980/012: LWO 16,796: Two 10-inch tapes containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1980/012: Envelope 10: One envelope containing one sheet of black-and-white negatives (36 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

AFC 1980/012: Folders 12-13: Two folders containing one black-and-white contact sheet (36 images), 3 8x10 black-and-white photoprints (photographed by John T. Gibbs), and 6 3x5 color photoprints (photographer unknown, possibly Carl Fleischhauer).

AFC 1980/012: Envelope 11: One envelope containing one holder of 13 color slides. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

AFS 22,185:  Karl Signell "Music in a New World" Collection
One audiocassette of interviews, narrations, songs, and stories, including examples of Afro-Cuban, Bosnian, Thai, and Turkish music, recorded at various locations by Karl Signell, February-April, 1981, and assembled as a preview of the "Music in a New World" series for National Public Radio. The collection includes 20 pages of correspondence and descriptions.

AFS 22,185A1: One audiocassette containing an excerpt of a rumba presented simultaneously with an interview. (2 minutes; RYA 2526)

AFC 1981/004:  Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection
Ninety-nine 7-inch tapes, two hundred forty-five audiocassettes, nine linear inches of black-and-white photographs, five and one-fourth linear feet of slides, and two videotapes from the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection, a field survey of ethnic artistic expression including community gatherings, crafts, dance, education, foodways, music, and religious celebrations.  Recorded in the Chicago, Illinois area by various collectors under the direction of Elena Bradunas, February-November, 1977.  Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Illinois Arts Council.  The collection includes a 561-page report on the project published by the American Folklife Center in January 1978. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 20,762-20,763: Two cassettes containing an interview with Efrén del Castillo, a Cuban affiliated with the theater group "Círculo Teatral de Chicago."  Recorded by Phillip George in Chicago, July 1, 1977. (1 hour and 8 minutes; RYA 0773-0774)

AFC 1981/004: B71987 #1-9: Nine black-and-white images of the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Leval, a retired Cuban couple. Photographed by Jonas Dovydenas, August 22, 1977. 

AFC 1981/004: 176-Ch77: Sixteen color slides of the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Leval, a retired Cuban couple. Photographed by Jonas Dovydenas, August 22, 1977.

AFC 1981/006: 1981 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Eleven 10-inch tapes, 194 black-and-white prints and negatives, and 120 color slides of performances from the 1981 Neptune Plaza Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and featuring the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures.  Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, May-October 1981. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the July 2, 1981, concert of Kubatá, an Afro-Cuban music and dance ensemble from Washington, DC.

AFC 1981/006: RWA 0912: One tape containing the concert by Kubatá. (1 hour)

AFC 1981/006: Folder 6: Eight pages of concert notes, definitions of rumba, internal correspondence, identifications of people in photographs, and press releases. 

AFC 1981/006: Folder 7: Fifteen black-and-white images photographed by John T. Gibbs. 

AFC 1981/006: Envelope 6:  Fifteen black-and-white images photographed by John T. Gibbs.

AFC 1981/006: Envelope 7: Eighteen color slides photographed by John T. Gibbs.

AFC 1981/018:  Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-inch tapes, and 117 audiocassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and 6 linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFS 23,061-23,062: Two tapes containing pop music and news, broadcast by Angel Martín on WCMQ 1220 AM and on WCMQ 92.1 FM. Recorded in Miami, Florida, by Theodore Grame, July 12, 1978. (3 hours; RYA 2920-2921)

AFC 1990/012: 1990 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Twelve 10-inch and 3 7-inch tapes, 182 black-and-white prints and negatives, 1 color print, 92 color slides, and 2 videocassettes of performances from the 1981 Neptune Plaza Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and featuring the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures.  Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, April-September 1990. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the September 20, 1990, concert of Otonowa an Afro-Cuban group from Washington, DC.

AFC 1990/012: SR16-17: Two tapes containing the concert.  (1 hour)

AFC 1990/012: Folder 20: Eighteen pages of concert logs, a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned concert fliers, descriptions and diagrams of instruments, descriptions of Otonowa's music, maps of Africa and the Caribbean, news clippings, press releases.

AFC 1990/012: Folders 21-22: Seventy-one black-and-white images photographed by David Taylor, and two black-and-white prints and one color print by an unknown photographer. 

AFC 1990/012: Envelope 4: Sixty-eight black-and-white images photographed by David A. Taylor.

AFC 1990/012: Envelopes 5-7: Fifty-four color slides photographed by David A. Taylor. 

AFC 1990/012: V2: One videocassettes of concert excerpts filmed by Terrence Lisbeth.

AFC 1994/001: 1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Four 10-inch and three DAT tapes, one diskette, two hundred two black and white prints and negatives, ten contact sheets, five color prints, one hundred twenty-four color slides, and five videocassettes of the 1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and featuring the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures.  Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, May-October 1981. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the September 15 concert of Cachao and his Latin All Stars (Cuban mambo) from Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico.

AFC 1994/001: Folders 15-16: Two folders containing concert fliers, concert log by Pablo Calvan, press releases, news clippings, and promotional materials about the band in English and in Spanish.

AFC 1994/001: SR7: One digital audio tape containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1994/001: Envelope 10: One envelope containing one sheet of black-and-white negatives (37 images) of the concert. Photographed by Jim Hardin.

AFC 1994/001: Folder 17: One folder containing one black-and-white contact sheet (37 images, photographed by Jim Hardin), and one color 35 mm contact sheet (22 images, photographer unknown).

AFC 1994/001: Envelopes 11-12: One envelope containing 2 trays (36 slides) of the concert. Photographed by John Gibbs.

AFC 1994/001:V8: One hi-8 color videotape of the concert. Taped by Nolyn Mason.

AFC 2005/008: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo Collection on Latin American Folklore
Publications pertaining to Latin American folklore from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist. Traditional song, music, stories, and dance from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Chile are covered. Many of the publications are dedicated to topics that appear in literatura de cordel. [catalog record]

 

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