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LOGGER: AndrĂ¡s Goldinger
STAGE: AFS Centennial
DATE: 7/3/88
PRESENTOR:  Charles Camp
GROUP NAME: "Hispanic American Folklore"

[[2 columned table]]
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| Norma Cantu | folklorist, Laredo, Texas |
Teresita [[strikethrough]] Maason [[/strikethrough]] Gonzalez | Matachina dancer, Laredo, Tex. |


1. C.C. - general intros
2. N.C. - overview of Hispanic areas & studies - what is Latin American - focus on South Texas - 500 yr. old synchretism [[strikethrough]] not [[/strikethrough]] b/w native dance drama & Christianity - survival of dances - revivals of dances - oral transmission
4. T.G. - community based group - rehearsing for dance [[strikethrough]] for [[/strikethrough]] 6 wk before dance- costumes & embroidery - design unique - all have Holy Cross in the design - use of maracas. (made of gourd or toilet floats), arrow noisemaker - how they dress the cross - different materials every year
7. N.C. - teaching the dances [[strikethrough]] for [[/strikethrough]] in families - even youngsters 3 yrs. old dance when they get costume
8. T.G. - (demonstrates dance steps) - dance usually 20-30 min., depends on number of participants
9. N.C. - draping of cross - costumes complimentary
10.  C.C. - role of church - supportive, tolerant, frowns upon?
11.  N.C. all of above - historically forbidding of folk dramas inside church - went outside - politically convenient to be allied w/Matachinas - some churches (Mex priesst) allow cross inside, supportive - other priest (irish, ger.) - intolerant - "savages"
13. T.G - [[strikethrough]] discusses about [[/strikethrough]] religious significance of Holy Cross (Santa Cruz) dance (Christ died on the cross,...)
C.C. - real reasons why traditions continued - individual (religion) committment - relationship b/w dominant & [[strikethrough]] [?]] [/strikethrough]] trad. culture.
N.C. - American History - no portrayal of Hispanics [[strikethrough]] whose [[/strikethrough]] here before explorers recognition, showcasing of Hispanic cultures

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