Latino Studies Digital Library
The California Latino Demographic Databook
"By 2005, more than a third of all Californians are projected to be Latino. The portrait of California Latinos in the California Latino Demographic Databook addresses the characteristics of this growing population, detailing characteristics for Latinos by national origin, nativity, citizenship, and period of entry for the foreign-born, and providing comparative figures for non-Hispanic whites, blacks, and Asians.
- California Policy Research Center
"...provides information on the leading Latino research collections and archives to Latino specific reference resources as well as serving as a gateway to the on-line catalogs of major collections with Latino resources. In addition it includes information on publishers and bookstores. Finally, it includes on-line access to a growing number of Latino electronic publications."
Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande:
The Juan B. Rael Collection, 1940.
"...is an online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado...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 which provide insight into the rich musical heritage and cultural traditions of this region
- American Memory, Library of Congress
PBS - Accordion Dreams
A film produced and directed by Hector Galan, narrated by Tish Hinojosa
"The arrival of the European button accordion to Texas and its merging with traditional Mexican songs gave birth to an explosive new sound... ACCORDION DREAMS captures this exhilarating musical style featuring yesterday's and today's squeezebox trailblazers."
Sections include: All About Conjunto ; Pioneers/Innovators and Today ; Cultures of Music and Dance ; Amazing Accordion ; Timeline ; Fun Facts & Terms ; About the Film.
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