Carlos Chavarria Importance of Congo for Community Pride

Interviewee: Carlos Chavarría
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Chavarría talks about the importance of the Congo tradition and Congo dance to the community's sense of pride and self. He urges young people to maintain the power of their traditions and to stay anchored to their sense of "place" and home.
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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: N/A
Congo Tradition Mentioned: Congo culture, Congo embodiment, Continuity and change
Cultural Organization: Congos
Themes Mentioned: Community, Congo tradition, Devil character
Cultural Festivals: N/A
People Mentioned: Carlos' children (no names given)
Time Period Mentioned: 2004-present
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Photo by: Oronike Odeleye