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. Alegrias (Joys) is a Spanish folk dance that has not taken root among the Spanish-speaking people of New Mexico. Recordings of this and some other folk dances are usually played for the music they contain. May be a commercial recording. Recording levels vary. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 10 of 16 songs on the audiofile.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. "El chote vaquero" (The Cowboy Schottische) is a local adaptation of the European schottische. The term vaquero suggests a local provenience for this fast moving dance. May be a commercial recording. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 1 of 27 songs on the audiofile.