Carlos Chavarria Meaning and Purpose of Congo Tradition

Interviewee: Carlos Chavarría
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Chavarría discusses the meaning and purpose of the Congo tradition as well as a recent opportunity to talk about the Portobelo Congo tradition with a colleague from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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 game, Rituals and symbols
Cultural Organization: Congo
Themes Mentioned: Community, Congo tradition, Cultural performance, Parody
Cultural Festivals: N/A
People Mentioned: secretary general of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period Mentioned: 2004-present
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