Albuquerque, New Mexico. Informant, at the age of one hundred six, recites from memory part of the folk drama Los pastores, which he used to teach to youngsters at Torreon, New Mexico. He also sings several villancicos, or Christmas songs, from this folk drama. Quality: fair/poor. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 4 of 5 songs on the audiofile.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally the valse de cadena was so-called because the dancers formed a cadena or chain as they danced around the dance floor. Of all the valses, this is one of the most interesting to perform and to watch Recording cut off. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 6 of 16 songs on the audiofile.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. The title of this folk dance refers to the girls of the state of Chiapas, Mexico, where the dance originated. Its music includes a refrain during which dancers and audience clap their hands. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 7 of 16 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Romantic song about a man being given up by his beloved. Before she gives him up, however, he decides to leave the village to seek his fortune in teh world. Distortion. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 3 of 28 songs on the audiofile.