Carlos Chavarria Devil Greetings, Baptisms, and Crossing Feet

Interviewee: Carlos Chavarría
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Chavarría discusses the way in which hierarchies of Congo Devils greet one another, how they are baptized within the tradition, and the importance of crossing one's feet and "dancing" in the devil way.
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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 game, Devil embodiment
Cultural Organization: Congo
Themes Mentioned: Congo tradition, Devil character, Major Devil, Ritual performance
Cultural Festivals: N/A
People Mentioned: Francisco "Poncho" Amoreti, Celedonio Molinar
Time Period Mentioned: 1980-1988
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