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A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Songs from Cuban Americans in Florida, 1939-1940

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

A team of folklorists made recordings of Cuban folk and dance hall music as part of projects to document Florida arts for the WPA (Works Progress Administration).  Found online in the presentation Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1938-1942, these recordings occurred at a time when old songs from rural Cuba could still be found, …