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Title Polka / directed by Robert Boonzajer-Flaes ; interview by Maarten Rens
Published London : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary The film confronts the accordion music of Chicano immigrants in southern Texas with the traditional music of accordion players in Austria. Without making any final judgments on the 'roots' of 'conjunto' music of the Chicanos, the film is able to reveal the different claims to ethnic identity. Most interestingly, Chicanos in Mexico and Texas and Austrians comment upon each others' way of playing Polka
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Event Recorded in January 1986 in Monterrey, Mexico, San Antonio, Texas and Salzburgerland, Austria
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Music -- History and criticism.
Mexican Americans -- Mexico -- Music -- Ethnic identity.
Polkas -- Texas -- History and criticism.
Polkas -- Austria -- History and criticism.
Conjunto music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Texas -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Austria -- History and criticism.
Accordion music -- Texas -- History and criticism.
Accordion music -- Austria -- History and criticism.
Austrians -- Ethnic identity.
Austrians -- Music -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Rens, Maarten, interviewer
Boonzajer Flaes, Robert M., director
Other Titles Polka : roots of Mexican accordion playing in South Texas and North Mexico