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Title
Melon Game
Contributor Names
Kennedy, Stetson (Collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (Collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (Speaker)
Andux, Evelia (Speaker)
Andux, Ziomara (Speaker)
Andux, Orbito (Speaker)
Andux, Ziomara (Performer)
Andux, Evelia (Performer)
Andux, Orbito (Performer)
Created / Published
Ybor City, Florida
Subject Headings
-  Singing games
-  Children's songs
-  Cuban Americans
-  Cuban-Americans--Music
-  Songs
-  United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Ybor City
Genre
Songs
Notes
-  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 sound quality of this recording is poor.
-  A Cuban game, played by the Andux children. They explain the game in English, and then play it in Spanish.
-  Performance Note: "Melon Game" (vocals) performed by Ziomara Andux, Evelia Andux, and Orbito Andux at Ybor City, Florida, on August 25, 1939.
Medium
Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1939/013: AFS 03531 B03
Source Collection
Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida Recordings (AFC 1939/013)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcflwpa.3531b3
Language
English
Spanish
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:

  • Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook Florida WPA Recordings (AFC 1939/013), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center correspondence files, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Kennedy, Stetson, Robert Harrison Cook, Stetson Kennedy, Evelia Andux, Ziomara Andux, Orbito Andux, Ziomara Andux, Evelia Andux, and Orbito Andux. Melon Game. Ybor City, Florida, 1939. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000183/.

APA citation style:

Kennedy, S., Cook, R. H., Kennedy, S., Andux, E., Andux, Z., Andux, O. [...] Andux, O. (1939) Melon Game. Ybor City, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000183/.

MLA citation style:

Kennedy, Stetson, et al. Melon Game. Ybor City, Florida, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000183/>.

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