The American Folklife Center
                   Library of Congress


       Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande:
                 The Juan B. Rael Collection

This new online collection presents documentation of 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. In addition to these
recordings, the collection includes manuscript materials and publications
authored by Rael that provide insight into the rich musical and cultural
traditions of this region.

This presentation may be found at:

   Elizabeth L. Brown, Reference Librarian, etc.
   National Digital Library Program, LIBN/NDL/VC(1330)
   Library of Congress, Washington, DC  20540-1300
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