La Musica de Los Viejitos: Hispano Folk Music of the Rio Grande del Norte

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jack Loeffler , Katherine Loeffler , Enrique R. Lamadrid
Narrator: Jack Loeffler , Katherine Loeffler , Enrique R. Lamadrid
Genres: Spanish
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published In: January 2000
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
Tell Your Friends:


A companion set of audio compact discs to the text collecting examples of the musical forms used over the centuries in this often isolated and harsh but beautiful region of the Rio Rande. A blend of religious and secular music from sixteenth-century Spain, Mexican-influenced folk tunes, and melodies indigenous to the life of the region, the music covered here includes romances, "trovos, cuandos and decimas, inditas, corridos, canci nes," ceremonial and religious music, and dance music.

Author Details

Author Details

Loeffler, Jack

Jack Loeffler is a poet, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, radio producer, activist, philosopher, and writer. He is the author of Survival Along the Continental Divide: An Anthology of Interviews (UNM Press), Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey (UNM Press) and Headed Upstream: Interviews with Iconoclasts (Harbinger House). He is founder of the Black Mesa Defense Fund, which organized Hopi Indians of Arizona against Peabody Coal.

Lamadrid, Enrique R.

Enrique R. Lamadrid is professor of Spanish folklore and literature at the University of New Mexico. In 2005, he was awarded the Americo Paredes Prize by the American Folklore Society in recognition of his work as a cultural activist.