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Cuban Americans vocals Ethnography Music Cuban songs Children's songs Singing game songs Ybor City Tampa, Florida Hillsborough County

Ziomara Andux, age 13, and her sister, Evelia Andux, age 11, describe a game played by the Cuban children in Ybor City. To play the game, a group of children line up, with the exception of one who faces the line and sings the first two lines of the song; all the children in the line sing together in response. The game continues until each of the children has been offered some agreeable "work" and have been adopted by the original singer, who takes them and forms a line opposite. When all but one of the children have been "adopted," the game begins again. As played for the recording, the name "Orbito" is used, because Orbito Andux was playing the game with his two sisters. The work offered him is "cowboy," which is said in English because they could not think of the word for cowboy in Spanish. They say that they often use English words in the game, such as cowboy, G-man, etc. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martメnez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers.

Language: English Spanish
Duration: 4 Minutes, 14 Seconds
Performer: : Andux, Ziomara Performer: Andux, Evelia

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Item ID: 45507948
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