Audio Recording Merce Explanation
About this Item
- Merce Explanation
- Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (Collector)
- Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (Speaker)
- Pages, Art (Speaker)
Created / Published
- Ybor City, Florida
- - Cuban Americans
- - Announcements
- - Spoken word
- - United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Ybor City
- Spoken word
- - Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers.
- - The Cuban Club is a recreational society founded in 1899 by Cuban immigrants.
- - An explanation of the performers and performance style of the song "Merce."
- - Performance Note: "Merce Explanation" (spoken) performed at Cuban Club, Ybor City, Florida, on June 21, 1939.
- Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1939/005: AFS 03146 A02
- Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition (AFC 1939/005)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Halpert, Herbert, Herbert Halpert, and Art Pages. Merce Explanation. Ybor City, Florida, 1939. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000051/.
APA citation style:
Halpert, H., Halpert, H. & Pages, A. (1939) Merce Explanation. Ybor City, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000051/.
MLA citation style:
Halpert, Herbert, Herbert Halpert, and Art Pages. Merce Explanation. Ybor City, Florida, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000051/>.