Albuquerque, New Mexico. La mesticita (from mestizo, or mixed blood) is a folk dance of Mexican provenience. Very popular, particularly in school dances. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 12 of 16 songs on the audiofile.
Rainsville, New Mexico. A decima is a ten-line poem. New Mexican decimas are made up of a set of four ten-line poems, or individual decimas, preceded by a four-line strophe called the planta where the theme of the composition is "planted," or stated. "El borreguero tells about the hardships of being a shepherd. Recited in part. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 4 of 21 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Mr. Cat (Don Gato) is resting in a gold chair. A friend tells him that a female cat is on the roof. Don Gato goes to the roof to take a look and falls down and breaks his ribs. When the doctor comes, Don Gato has died. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 11 of 14 songs on the audiofile.