Central Florida Music History Collection

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When he comes home from his job as a roofer, Joe Muni of New Smyrna Beach crafts custom guitars using recycled wood. Every guitar is unique and many contain portraits within the body. Customers can either select from wood collected by Muni or bring…

Conductor, multi-instrumentalist, composer, designer, and educator Benoit Glazer, believes art and music belong to everyone. When he isn't conducting Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba, he runs Timucua, which is an in-home concert series that is free to the…

Musician and producer Matt Saunders studies Irish music and dance at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. Saunders combines traditional Celtic music with electronic dance music, playing the Irish flute and composing dance beats.WUCF-TV is…

In the hopes of lifting patients' spirits, students from the University of Central Florida's (UCF) College of Medicine have brought music into the hospital. Their therapeutic performances have had a positive impact on patients at Nemours Children's…

For many parents in Orlando, Florida, Richard Peeples, also known as Mr. Richard, is a big-time musical talent, thanks to his popularity with their children. Peeples and his band, the Pound Hounds, entertain children with what he describes as…

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Title

Central Florida Music History Collection

Alternative Title

Music History Collection

Subject

Music--Florida
Orlando (Fla.)
Cassadaga (Fla.)
Hialeah (Fla.)
Maitland (Fla.)
New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of music in Central Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

Central Florida’s musical heritage is as rich as it is diverse, dating back to the Spanish settlers of the sixteenth century. Over the next 500 years, the region became a melting pot of Anglo-American folk and country music, African-American blues and jazz, Cuban and Latin music, traditional Native American music, gospel, rock, classical, pop, reggae, punk, metal, hip hop, and dance music. The cultural diversity of the people is reflected in the broad range of the music. Today, Central Florida is a hot spot for homegrown music and a popular stop for internationally touring artists.

Some of the most popular artists of the twentieth century called Florida home, including Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Jim Morrison, Gram Parsons, Sam Rivers, the Allman Brothers Band, Jimmy Buffett, Zora Neale Hurston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Vassar Clements, Gloria Estefan, Tom Petty, Johnny Tillotson, Shel Silverstein, Arturo Sandoval, and Mel Tillis. The musical landscape of Florida has played an integral role in defining Floridian culture.

Contributor

Knickerbocker, Carl

Has Part

Blues Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Classical Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Collection, Classical Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Folk Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Hip Hop Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Jazz Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Cassadaga, Florida
Hialeah, Florida
Maitland, Florida
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Orlando, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura
Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Housewright, Wiley L. An Anthology of Music in Early Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999.
Housewright, Wiley L. A History of Music & Dance in Florida, 1565-1865. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1991.
McLean, Will. Florida Sand: Original Folk Songs of Florida. Tallahassee: [The Author], 1964.

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