Guide to the Yvonne Payne Daniel videos of Afro-Caribbean dance traditions: Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, 1986-1992

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.08
Creators:
Daniel, Yvonne, 1940-
Dates:
1986-1992
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
Video recordings
35 hours 44 minutes
color sound
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Full video record of Afro-Caribbean dance performances in Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil. Cuban dance focuses on traditional Cuban rumba (particular versions of professional, traditional, and general public rumba as well as two National Cuban Ballet Companies, the National Cuban Modern Dance Company (Danza Nacional), and three National Folkloric Companies (Conjunto Folklorico, Folklorico de Oriente, and Cutumba). Haitian heritage in Cuba and influences in the Caribbean are also documented in Tumba Francesa from the eighteenth century and Gaga from the twentieth century. Afro-Caribbean religious materials are highlighted first in dance traditions but also in ritual behavior: Yoruba, Palo, Abakua, Arara, and Vodun in Cuba; Rada and Congo rites in Haitian Vodun (including installation of mambos and an annual celebration at Sucrie de Nasch); and Bahian versions of Candomblé. There are a few segments of contemporary popular dance including comparsas and carnival examples.
Legacy Keywords: Dance rumba Cuba ; Celebrations gaga Cuba ; Ritual Palo Vodun Abakua Arara Cuba ; Ritual Vodun rada Congo Haiti ; Ritual Candomble Bahia ; Dance popular comparsas Carnival Cuba
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Custodial History
Previously titled "Afro-Caribbean Dance Traditions: Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil 1986-1992."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Yvonne Payne Daniel in 1993.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1993.8.1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
Yvonne Payne Daniel videos of Afro-Caribbean dance traditions: Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Caribbean Area Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuba Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bahia (Brazil : State) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haiti Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
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Suitland 20746
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