Oral history interview with Antonio, 2005

 

Name
Antonio, 1974- (Interviewee)
Campos, L (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Antonio, 2005
Abstract
In the interview, Antonio talks about his work as a musician, the difficulties in acquiring instruments and his bond with music. Antonio recalls the Special Period and the departure of his friends from the country. He also recalls his bond with foreign women, who gave him the opportunity to go into exile. Antonio and the interviewer talk about food. Finally, Antonio comments on his customs as a pra ctitioner of Santeria En la entrevista, Antonio dialoga sobre su trabajo como músico, las dificultades para adquirir instrumentos y su vínculo con la música. Antonio recuerda el Período Especial y la partida de sus amigos. También recuerda su vínculo con mujeres extranjeras, quienes le dieron la oportunidad de exiliarse. Antonio y la entrevistadora dialogan sobre comidas. Por último, Antonio comenta sus costumbres como practicante de la santería
Collection Name
Cuban Voices oral history collection
Subjects
Cuba Social conditions 1990-; Cuba Economic conditions 1990-; Cuba Politics and government 1990-; Antonio, 1974-
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2005
Physical Description
42 pages
Note (Biographical)
Antonio was born in Havana, Cuba in 1974. He is a musician and has played drums in several Cuban bands. Due to physical problems with his back, he had to abandon his military service. In addition to music, Antonio worked in films and was a nightclub c ustodian. He is a descendant of enslaved people. He belongs to the Yoruba religion. Antonio was interviewed for the project that led to the book How Things Fall Apart. The name is a pseudonym for the project
Antonio nació en La Habana, Cuba, en 1974. Él es músico y ha tocado la batería en varios grupos cubanos. Debido a problemas físicos en su espalda, debió abandonar el servicio militar. Además de dedicarse a la música, Antonio trabajó en pelíc ulas y fue custodio en una discoteca. Es descendiente de personas que fueron esclavizadas. Pertenece a la religión yoruba. Antonio fue entrevistado para el proyecto que culminó en la publicación del libro How Things Fall Apart. El nombre es un seudónimo para el proyecto
Note
Interviewed by L. Campos in November of 2005
Note (Provenance)
Rachel Dore-Weeks, Gift, 2023
Language
Spanish
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
17700523
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/2gvt-g188
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.