Carlos Chavarria Last Performance of Celedonio

Interviewee: Carlos Chavarría
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Chavarría discusses his memory of the last time the renowned Celedonio Molinar performed as devil and how his mentor retired in 2003 after being honored at that year's Festival de los Diablos.
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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, Congo game, Devil embodiment
Cultural Organization: Congos
Themes Mentioned: Congo tradition, Devil character, Major Devil
Cultural Festivals: Festival de los Diablos
People Mentioned: Celedonio Molinar
Time Period Mentioned: 2003
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Photo by: Renee Alexander Craft