Barrio Fino Gustavo y Angelo Uniqueness

Interviewee: Angelo Esquina, Gustavo Esquina de la Espada
Biography: Comparsa Barrio Fino band members Gustavo Esquina and Angelo Esquina discuss the meaning of a recent cultural innovation in Portobelo, a music group called "Comparsa Barrio Fino." Gustavo is a Congo performance practitioner and visual artist., Professors of the El Escuelita de Music in Portobelo and Comparsa Barrio Fino band members Heraldo Eucebio De Hoyos, Abdiel Valdez, and Eric Blanquicet discuss the meaning, mission, and purpose of Comparsa Barrio Fino. Heraldo Eucebio De Hoyos serves as the group's leader.
Excerpt Description: Gustavo Esquina and Angelo Esquina discuss what they find unique about Barrio Fino and how they initiated their participation in the group.
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Interviewer: Jeronimo Chiari, Oronike Odeleye, Renee Alexander Craft
Secondary Interviewer: n/a
Date of Interview: 25-Jul-12
Interview Location: La Escuelita de Musica / The Music School
Interview Transcribed By: Gustavo Esquina, Oronike Odeleye
English Translation By: Oronike Odeleye
Ethnoracial Identity Discussed: N/A
Cultural Identity: Colonense/Colon-native, Portobeleño/Portobelo-native
Location Mentioned: Portobelo, Panama
Congo Spaces:
Congo Characters: N/A
Congo Tradition Mentioned: N/A
Cultural Organization: La Fundación Bahía de Portobelo/ The Portobelo Bay Foundation, La Escuelita Del Ritmo/ The Music School, Comparsa Barrio Fino
Themes Mentioned: Congo tradition, Cultural change, Cultural innovation, Music
Cultural Festivals: N/A
People Mentioned: N/A
Time Period Mentioned: 2004-present
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