Carlos Chavarria Choosing to Play the Devil

Interviewee: Carlos Chavarría
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Chavarría talks about his choice to play the devil role in the Congo tradition and shares his memories of how he came to play the role for the first time as a school-aged boy.
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Interviewer: Renee Alexander Craft
Secondary Interviewer: n/a
Date of Interview: Jul-13
Interview Location: On the front porch of his family home in Portobelo, Panama
Interview Transcribed By: Gustavo Esquina
English Translation By: Oronike Odeleye
Ethnoracial Identity Discussed: Afro-Colonial, Afrodescendiente
Cultural Identity: Congo
Location Mentioned: Portobelo, Panama
Congo Spaces:
Congo Characters: Devils and Devil Tradition, Major Devil
Congo Tradition Mentioned: Congo culture, Devil embodiment, Masks and Costumes
Cultural Organization: Congo
Themes Mentioned: Community, Congo tradition, Devil character, Major Devil
Cultural Festivals: N/A
People Mentioned: Melida Jimenez, Ricardo Robles, Antonia Solis
Time Period Mentioned: 1964-1979
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