Henry DeSousa Oral History Interview 2

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Henry DeSousa Oral History Interview 2


Second part of oral history interview with Henry DeSousa on April 2, 1988.

Biographical Note:
Henry Desousa was born on the island of Faial and later moved to the island of Terceira. His brother moved to the United States in 1960 under the Azorean Refugee Act after the Capelinhos volcano erupted. He later followed his brother and immigrated to the United States in September 1970. He originally moved to Hartford, CT but then moved to Lowell in 1976.

Scope and Contents:
Interview conducted by Barbara Fertig of the American Folklife Center. Mr. DeSousa discusses his work connecting the Portuguese American community with the Azores and mainland, the work through the agency, local folklore dance groups, politics, music, Portuguese instruments, the Portuguese commmunity in Hawaii, history of fado music, types of fado in mainland Portugal, Portuguese immigration to Brazil, celebrations on Holy Ghost Sunday


The audio recordings for this item can be found on the Library of Congress website: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4


UMass Lowell, Center for Lowell History




DeSousa, Henry
American Folklife Center


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Taylor, David and Denatale, Doug, “Henry DeSousa Oral History Interview 2,” Portuguese American Digital Archives, accessed October 6, 2022, https://umlportuguesearchives.omeka.net/items/show/501.

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