The folksongs of Texas's Mexican population pulsate with the lives of folk heroes, gringos, smugglers, generals, jailbirds, and beautiful women. In his cancionero, or songbook, Americo Paredes presents sixty-six of these songs in bilingual text-along with their music, notes on tempo and performance, and discography. Manuel Pena's new foreword situates these songs within the main currents of Mexican American music.
|Publication date:||30th November 1994|
|Author:||Americo Paredes, Manuel Pena|
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Categories:||Country & Western music,|
Manuel Pena is an anthropologist of music and folklore. He has taught anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin and music at California State University, Fresno.More About Americo Paredes, Manuel Pena