Guatemalan and Latin American Musical Traditions in New Orleans Records, 2009

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2009 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator), Devon Robbie (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Materials include a field report for the project, drafts of the article "Musicians in the Guatemalan Community of New Orleans", interview transcripts, photographs, photo logs, and survey forms. Digital materials include interview transcripts, WAV and MP3 copies of the interviews, and 268 photographs (JPEG) of music performances at New Orleans venues.

Administrative/Biographical History Element
A study carried out by Devon Robbie of Latin American music in New Orleans, with emphasis on Guatemalan artists. Topics include musical styles and the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Interviews, which span 6 tapes, were conducted in 2009 in English and Spanish. Documentation of this subject was facilitated by participation in and observation of several musical events in Orleans and Jefferson Parish, interviews of participants, and research on the Guatemalan population. Project article is available on the Louisiana Folklife Program's New Populations page.

System of Arrangement

Materials may be found in the following series within the Louisana Folklife Program Project Files:

  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 8. Guatemalan and Latin American Musical Traditions in New Orleans

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
2 (folders)
6 (cassette tapes)
2.64 (GB)
English (Languages)
Spanish (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Folk Music (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Guatemalans--Louisiana--Music. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Guatemalan Americans--Louisiana--Ethnic identity. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Hispanic Americans--Music. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Devon Robbie (creator)