Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

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Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection is an online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. In 1940, Juan Bautista Rael of Stanford University, a native of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, used disc recording equipment supplied by the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center) to document alabados (hymns), folk drama, wedding songs, and dance tunes. The recordings included in the Archive of Folk Culture collection were made in Alamosa, Manassa, and Antonito, Colorado, and in Cerro and Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.

The mp3 recordings in this collection are free downloads.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html

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One Response to “Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande”

  1. The Biting Tick Says:

    I wish the LOC would make these collections easier to download without clicking through a million pages.

    Adelaido Chavez must’ve been an Uncle Dave fan (for proof see his recording of “Schottische”)

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