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Record Group Number: 000158
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Series Number: .S 1615
Creator: Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Collection/Series Title: Video and audio recordings of Florida folklife events, programs, and television broadcasts, 1948-1995.
Container: 00002
File Unit: 00002.0000x
Item: 00009
Title: Media 1979-18: Florida Folk Festival, 1953; 4:24; B&W; silent: Opens with cars entering the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs Florida under a banner reading "Florida Folk Festival." A group of young square dancers appears with a musical ensemble. Young African-American school children sing game songs and dance. Other school children perform a "long ways" dance. A youth brass band performs a number. A folk musician with an acoustic guitar plays and sings while other musicians in fancy country & western fringed shirts with electric instruments sit behind him and watch. Folk dancers dressed in traditional Bavarian attire demonstrate an elaborate dance. Several short clips of various performers round out this film; among them are "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair" (see also Media 1979-14 & Media 1979-17), a children's choir, a woman with a spinning wheel, and cloggers. Ends with footage of a young man dressed in a mariachi outfit playing guitar. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Video transfer copy available in Florida Photographic Collection.
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