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Title Waila! : making the people happy / produced & directed by Daniel Golding
Published Lincoln, NE : Vision Maker Media, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (27 minutes)
Summary Central European immigrants brought polka music to America in the mid-19th century but the people in the O'odham Indian nations in Arizona's Sonoran desert have made the mixture of accordions, saxophones and percussion all their own. Taken from the word baila, which means dance in Spanish, Akimel and Tohono people have created waila, a form of music that embodies polka and Mexican tejano, cumbias and Norteno. And one family, the famous Joaquin Brothers, have taken waila (pronounced y-la) all the way to Carnegie Hall to show that "Indian music" is what culture and language make it to be
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 22, 2016)
In English
Subject Chicken scratch music.
Tohono O'odham Indians -- Music.
Folk music -- Arizona.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Short films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Golding, Daniel (Filmmaker), producer, director
Joaquin Brothers.