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  • Title: Fábulas del Caribe
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:29:30
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: Dec 1994
  • Location: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, New York City.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Mariluz Acosta, Rafael Decena, Jorge B. Merced, Judith Rivera, César Rodríguez ; Waldo Antonio Chávez (musician), Ricardo Pons (musician), Raul Romero (musician), Alberto Toro (musician).
  • Credits: Pregones Theater, producer, collective creation, costumes ; based on the works of Sebastián Robiou Lamarche ; Rosalba Rolón, Jorge B. Merced, Alvan Colón Lespier, adaptation ; Alvan Colón Lespier, director, lights ; Ricardo Pons, musical director ; Raul Romero, Ricardo Pons, music ; Regina Garía, set design.

Fábulas del Caribe (1994)

"Fábulas del Caribe" is a modern day account of how the Caribbean islands were created and later populated. This musical theater production provides a voyage through ancient mythologies of the Taíno people. Set to original music, the show brings to the stage the magical deities who whimsically create water, earth, wind and fire. The stories/myths include Marou and Boinayel (the Sun and the Moon), Yaya and Yayael (personifications of the beginning of time), and Deminán Caracaracol (the mischief maker) and his three identical brothers, who accidentally tip a gourd and fill the ocean basins with water and fish.