Simona Esquina Mama Guardia

Interviewee: Simona Esquina
Excerpt Description: In this excerpt, Esquina discusses the changes she has seen in the Congo tradition over the course of her lifetime. Specifically, she talks about the role that a character named "Mama Guardia" once played.
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Interviewer: Renee Alexander Craft
Secondary Interviewer: Gustavo Esquina
Date of Interview: 7-May-03
Interview Location: Interviewee's home in Portobelo, Panama
Interview Transcribed By: Gustavo Esquina
English Translation By: Oronike Odeleye
Ethnoracial Identity Discussed: Afro-Colonial, Afrodescendiente
Cultural Identity: "Revellín" or Primary singer in the Congo tradition, Congo
Location Mentioned: Portobelo, Panama
Congo Spaces:
Congo Characters: Congos
Congo Tradition Mentioned: Congo characters, Congo game, Continuity and change
Cultural Organization: Congos
Themes Mentioned: Congo characters, Congo tradition, Cultural change, Ritual performance
Cultural Festivals: Carnival
People Mentioned: Juana de Mata
Time Period Mentioned: 1932-1946, 1947-1963, 1964-1979, 1980-1988, 1989-2003, 2004-present
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