Ileana Solis Palma Energy and Magnetism of Celedonio

Interviewee: Ileana Solís Palma
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Ileana discusses the unique energy and magnetism that made Celedonio Molinar's embodiment of the devil character within the Congo tradition of Portobelo, Panama so special.
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Interviewer: Renee Alexander Craft
Secondary Interviewer: Oronike Odeleye
Date of Interview: Jul-13
Interview Location: Interviewee's home in Panama City, Panama
Interview Transcribed By: Gustavo Esquina
English Translation By: Oronike Odeleye
Ethnoracial Identity Discussed: Afro-Colonial, Afrodescendiente
Cultural Identity: N/A
Location Mentioned: Panama City, 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, Performative presence
Cultural Festivals: Carnival
People Mentioned: Celedonio Molinar
Time Period Mentioned: 1989-2003, 2004-present
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Photo by: Ileana Solis Palma