The Resource Cimarron spirit : Afro-Dominican Maroon culture, (electronic resource)

Cimarron spirit : Afro-Dominican Maroon culture, (electronic resource)

Label
Cimarron spirit : Afro-Dominican Maroon culture
Title
Cimarron spirit
Title remainder
Afro-Dominican Maroon culture
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Dominican Republic, as early as 1512, African slaves escaped from Spanish plantations and lived with the island’s Taino Indians or on their own in mountainous jungles in the remote frontier land of Hispaniola. These people who were known as “cimarrones,” meaning “maroons,” created their own independent communities that have survived for centuries and until recently remained isolated from mainstream Dominican society. These resilient and resourceful “outlaws” have long developed their own celebrations, many of which mock a society that enslaved and branded them.. Our documentary examines cimarron syncretic cultural celebrations and beliefs that are full of magic, fantasy and popular religiosity. We travel the cimarron regions of the Dominican Republic, near the cities of Elias Pina and Barahona, looking for Dominican Gaga troops and Haitian Rara bands. Traditionally separated by national borders, these religion-based musical forms are beginning to coincide.. Cimarron Spirit explores carnival traditions such as the ritualistic fire burning of the masks and costumes of “Judas,” “Cocoricamo,” and “Tifuas,” as figures important to the cimarron culture of Elias Pina. We also document the similar yet unique ritualistic practices around the figure of “Las Cachuas de Cabral” in the region of Barahona, and the popular “Los Negros de La Joya” and “El Peje” that so much reflect cimarron communal behaviors and beliefs.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ruben Duran in 2015
Language note
In English
Runtime
53
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Cimarron spirit : Afro-Dominican Maroon culture, (electronic resource)
Label
Cimarron spirit : Afro-Dominican Maroon culture, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/181630
Publication
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  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1181629
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1181629
  • (CaAE) kan1181629
  • (OCoLC)956908200
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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