Facundo Gonzáles: New Mexican Violinista

Facundo Gonzáles: New Mexican Violinista

produced by Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Folkways Records, 1979), 37 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
"Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains northeast of Santa Fe lies the small village Chamisal, with a population of several hundred persons, primarily Hispanic-Americans. This quiet farming hamlet is the home of Facundo Gonzales, a remarkable violinista. Sr. Gonzales, who was seventy-eight years old at the time of these recordings, has been playing the violin for over sixty years. He learned to play years ago, as one half of the traditional violin-guitar duo, at the ‘Spanish-Colonial’ folk dances..."

Kenneth M. Bilby

"La pequeña villa de Chamisal está ubicada en las faldas de las montañas Sangre de Cristo, al noreste de Santa Fe, con una población de varios cientos de personas, en su mayoría hispano-americanos. Esta tranquila aldea campesina es el hogar de Facundo Gonzales, un sobresaliente violinista. El señor Gonzales, que tenía setenta y ocho años de edad en el momento de la grabación, ha estado tocando el violín por más de seis décadas. El aprendió a interpretar el instrumento hace mucho tiempo, como parte del tradicional dúo violín-guitarra que acompaña las danzas folclóricas ‘hispano-coloniales’..."

Kenneth M. Bilby

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Content Type
Music recording
37 mins
Sub Genre
Latin, American Folk
Folkways Records
Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953-
Release Date
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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