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“Conciencia de Caribeñidad”: Regionalism, Folklore Oriental, and Santiago’S Caribbean Connection

“Conciencia de Caribeñidad”: Regionalism, Folklore Oriental, and Santiago’S Caribbean Connection

Chapter:
(p.86) Chapter Three “Conciencia de Caribeñidad”: Regionalism, Folklore Oriental, and Santiago’S Caribbean Connection
Source:
Geographies of Cubanidad
Author(s):
Rebecca M. Bodenheimer
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.003.0004

Chapter three provides a detailed discussion of the current status of eastern Cuban folklore, both in terms of academic scholarship and performance. Because this realm of cultural production has been marginalized within national scholarship, and has been discussed in very few English-language publications, the chapter presents a comprehensive overview of folklore oriental. This category includes both Afro-Haitian traditions (religious and secular) and other local genres like conga santiaguera. It utilizes various sources and methods, including a review of regional scholarship on these traditions, interviews with musicians (primarily from Santiago), discourse analysis, and musical description/analysis.

Keywords:   Oriente, Folklore oriental, Santiago, Afro-Haitian, Caribbean

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