From the Winds of Manguito, Desde los vientos de Manguito: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish, Cuentos folkloricos de Cuba, en ingles y espanol

Overview

As intoxicating as the traditional music of Cuba, and as delicious as picadillo and plantains, storytelling is alive and well on the beautiful island of Cuba. Cuban folklore is particularly rich, drawing from both Hispanic and Afro-Cuban traditions. Elvia Perez, a practicing Cuban storyteller brings you 21 tales of delight and wonder-from engaging animal stories and tales of the fantastic to Afro-Cuban patakies and side-splitting tall tales from the Cuban countryside. All stories are presented in English and ...

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Overview

As intoxicating as the traditional music of Cuba, and as delicious as picadillo and plantains, storytelling is alive and well on the beautiful island of Cuba. Cuban folklore is particularly rich, drawing from both Hispanic and Afro-Cuban traditions. Elvia Perez, a practicing Cuban storyteller brings you 21 tales of delight and wonder-from engaging animal stories and tales of the fantastic to Afro-Cuban patakies and side-splitting tall tales from the Cuban countryside. All stories are presented in English and Spanish, making this a great resource for ESL and Spanish language classes. In addition, you'll find all the popular World Folklore series extras-a brief history of the island, traditional recipes, color photographs and drawings, even directions for Cuban children's games. A versatile book with many educational applications, this collection is a must for the library's folklore and children's collections, as well as for storytellers, teachers, and anyone else interested in learning about the traditions of Cuba. All levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591580911
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 9/30/2004
  • Series: World Folklore Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

ELVIA PEREZ, a world-renowned storyteller, storytelling advocate, author, and journal editor who has served on the Cuban National Cultural Counsel for more than two decades and has worked extensively on storytelling programs for Cuban television. Elvia has received many distinctions for her contributions in the cultural arena, including the award "Cuentacontigo," voted by the public has their favorite performance and also the award "brocal" given to her artistic trajectory by the "Biennal de Oralidad."

PAULA MARTIN, a teacher, writer and storyteller, who performs in schools and community centers in her native Argentina, and at festivals in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States.

MARGARET READ MACDONALD, award-winning author, editor, storyteller and former librarian. She also seves on the Libraries Unlimited World Folklore Series Advisory Board

ICTOR HERNANDEZ MORAwas born in 1964 in Habana, Cuba. Mora studied in both Habana and Santiago de Cuba. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Escuela of Diseno of Habana. He has had both collective and individual expositions in Habana at various cultural institutions and at the escuela de Altos Estudios de Hoteleria y Turismo.

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Table of Contents

Agradecimientos ix
Acknowledgments x
Introduction ix
Translator's Note xii
Nota de la traductora xiii
Part I About Cuba and Its Folklore
Cuban Folklore 3
The Origins of Cuban Folktales 3
Hearing Stories When I Was Young 4
The Study of Folktales in Cuba 5
Our Island of Cuba 7
The Geography of Cuba 7
A Brief History of Cuba 8
Religion in Cuba 9
Traditional Cuban Children's Games 10
A la rueda, rueda/Around and Around 10
La pajara pinta/The Spotted Bird 11
El zun zun de la carabela/The Zun Zun of the Calavera (Skull) 11
Amanbrochato 12
La cojita o el cojito/The One-Footed Girl/Boy 13
Comadrita la rana/Madame Frog 14
Tengo una muneca/I Have a Little Dolly 15
La gallina ciega/The Blind Hen 16
El chucho escondido/Hide the Stick 16
Recipes from the Cuban Kitchen 16
Arroz con moros/Rice with Black Beans 17
Platanos maduros fritos/Fried Ripe Plantains 17
Mariquitas/Plantain Chips 18
Biste de cerdo frito/Fried Pork Chop 18
Picadillo a la habanera/Ground Beef Habana Style 18
Frijoles negros/Black Beans 19
Dulce de arroz con leche/Sweet Rice with Milk 19
Part II The Tales
Cuentos de campesinos/Stories of the Countryside 25
El mentiroso 27
The Liar 27
El hombre mas mentiroso del mundo 29
The Biggest Liar in the World 30
El hombre mas haragan del mundo 33
The Laziest Man in the World 35
El campesino y su caballo 39
The Farmer and His Horse 39
El hada del rio 41
The Fairy of the River 45
Cuentos Afrocubanos o Patakies/Afro-Cuban Tales or "Patakies" 49
Los caminos de la isla 50
The Roads of the Island 52
La creacion del mundo 56
The Creation of the World 58
Eleggua: Dueno de los caminos 62
Eleggua, The Lord of the Roads 63
Oshun, la duena del oni 65
Oshun, The Keeper of Honey 67
Historia de las invencibles 71
The Story of the Invincible Women 72
Cuentos de animales/Animal Stories 75
La mona 77
Ms. Monkey 78
Las garzas 82
The Herons 86
El baile sin cabeza 92
The Headless Dance 95
Ambeco y Aguati 99
Ambeco and Aguati 102
El gallito Kikiriki 106
The Rooster Kikiriki 107
Cuentos de seres fantasticos/Fantastic Beings 113
La bruja enamorada 115
The Witch Who Was in Love 117
El guije de la laguna de Itabo 122
The Guije of Laguna de Itabo 124
Ma Catalina y el guije 127
Ma Catalina and the Guije 128
Etanislao y la Madre de Aguas 131
Etanislao and the Mother of the Waters 132
Los guijes bailadores 135
The Dancing Guijes 136
About Cuban Gods 139
Glossary of Cuban Terms 143
Tale Notes 145
Bibliography 152
Index 153
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