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Dancers at Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Portland, Oregon, circa 1994


Creator
Photographer
Date
  • 1994/1995
Description
  • Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. The year 2020 marked the 36th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Portland; it is the largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon. The Fiesta features performances and art, food and drinks, and activities for the whole family. Festivities include mariachi music and baile folklórico. Mariachi music is a genre of Mexican music dating back to the 18th century played by a band. The bands typically consist of violins, trumpets, and guitars, including a guitar-like string instrument called a Mexican vihuela, as well as an acoustic bass guitar called a guitarrón. All players take turns singing lead and singing backup vocals. Baile folklórico is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Each region in Mexico is known for a handful of locally characteristic dances.
Subject
Work Type
Location
Identifier
  • p345:Cinco-de-Mayo-1994-09
Local Collection Name
Local Collection ID
  • P345
Institution
Submission Date
  • 06/24/2020
Modified
  • 10/14/2022
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APA

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MLA

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Chicago

OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University. "Dancers at Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Portland, Oregon, circa 1994" Oregon Digital. Accessed 2024-05-28. https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/fx71d203g

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Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Williams, Chuck, 1943-2016 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80156869
2 Williams, Chuck, 1943-2016 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80156869
3 Festivals http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047932
4 Cinco de Mayo (Mexican holiday) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85026008
5 Dancers http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85035655
6 photographs http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300046300
7 color photographs http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300128359
8 Portland >> Clackamas/Multnomah/Washington Counties >> Oregon >> United States https://sws.geonames.org/5746545/
9 Chuck Williams Photographs (P 345) http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/localCollectionName/p_345
10 Oregon State University http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80017721

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