The present compilation of ballads from the Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca documents one of the world’s great traditions of heroic song, a tradition that has thrived continuously for the last hundred years.
“An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby—the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man—and his magnum opus, The Santa Fe Opera."—Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music, composer John Donald Robb.
This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are the life's work of Cipriano Frederico Vigil, the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.