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A Haunted Park called Giggle Hill

Interviewer: What is being performed?   Informant: Haunted park called Giggle Hill by Rayna Koishikawa   Interviewer: What is the background information about the performance? Why do you know or like this piece? Where or who did you learn it from?   Informant: Giggle Hill is a park in Maui. The legend says you are… Continue Reading »

Shabbat Khayal

The informant is an Israeli American who grew up practicing traditions from both her Israeli and Persian culture. She describes a custom surrounding the sending off and return of teenagers who are drafted as soldiers. The informant recalls one of these parties that she attended when she was young. Shabbat Khayal is an Israeli tradition… Continue Reading »

San Emeterius and Celedonius

“This is the legend of the patron saints of Calahorra, Spain, my home town and also of the city of Santander, a coastal city on the Bay of Bisay. The Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius, that was also from Calahorra, said that two brothers, Emeterius and Celedonius, who served as soldiers of the seventh legion called,… Continue Reading »