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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 1st Annual Texas Folklife Festival
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Baca Dulcimer Band Performing]

[Baca Dulcimer Band Performing]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Baca Dulcimer Band, a Czech band from Houston, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on an outdoor stage at night. There are five musicians in the photograph, starting from the left: a vocalist holding a microphone, Ray Baca in the foreground playing the hammer dulcimer, a drummer in the background, a tuba player, and a some sort of reed player, most likely a clarinetist. The stage's backdrop is a pale yellow curtain. Some decorative colored ribbons are hanging in front of the curtain.
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[Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band Performing]

[Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band Performing]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band, from San Antonio, performing on an outdoor stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stage, which is a long flatbed trailer, contains a piano, bench and loudspeaker at one end. The band is set up to the right of the piano. There is a mandolin player, guitarist, acoustic bass player, banjo player and steel guitarist. The former three are gathered around one microphone and the latter two are gathered around another. A few spectators are visible in the foreground, sitting on the grass in front of the stage. Behind the stage in the background is a grassy field containing a few lounging festival visitors.
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[Ballet de Los Niños Performance]

[Ballet de Los Niños Performance]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio, performing a Mexican folk dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four boys and four girls are visible onstage. The boys are wearing black pants, colored sashes, and solid color shirts, each one a different color. The girls are wearing traditional dresses, either blue or red.
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[Ballet de Los Niños Performing a Spanish Dance]

[Ballet de Los Niños Performing a Spanish Dance]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio performing a Spanish dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. All of the dancers onstage are female, dressed in black and white polka dotted dresses with red trim. Each one also wears a red flower on her head. They are spread out on the stage, grasping their skirts and swinging them around. Spectators have gathered on all sides of the stage to watch the performance.
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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio performing a Spanish dance onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night. There are six women dressed in midriff tops and long colorful skirts, dancing in front of two men who are playing classical guitar. Several people have gathered in front of the stage to watch. Women are (left to right) Dolly Mendez, Brenda Wheeler, Teresa Champion, Rosalina "Chayito" Champion, and Sylvia Davis. Guitarist on right is Willie "El Curro" Champion.
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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Foklife Festival]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Foklife Festival]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two children performing El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)at the Texas Folklife Festival. A girl and boy are dancing around a sombrero that rests on the stage. The boy is wearing a traditional black and silver charro costume and the girl is wearing a green and red skirt with a white short-sleeved peasant blouse. Other dancers are partially visible behind the couple. The performance is in the evening and the silhouette of spectators can be seen in the background against the darkening sky.
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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of children performing El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two boys and two girls are onstage, each facing their partner. The boys have knelt down in front of the girls, handing off their sombreros to their partner. The girls are putting the sombreros on. The boys are wearing traditional charro costumes: black with silver trim. The girls are wearing green and red skirts with short-sleeved white blouses. The photograph is taken from the back of the stage, looking out toward the audience. Several spectators are visible in the background.
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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three female Mexican-American dancers performing Flamenco at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are dancing onstage, lined up in a row. They are all wearing the same dress: yellow with black trim, with a large ruffled skirt. Each one also has a yellow flower on her head. Each dancer has her left arm raised up over her head. The photograph is taken from the back corner of the stage, looking out toward the audience. In the background, several spectators sit on a hill.
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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four female Mexican-American dancers (in foreground: Dolly Mendez (left) and Patsy Gonzalez) performing a Spanish dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are standing on stage, two in front and two behind. They are all wearing the same dress: knee-length, orange with a pink, white and green floral pattern, with a large ruffled skirt. Each one also has a pink flower on her head.
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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of dancers performing dances from the Mexican Revolution onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two girls dressed in white pants and shirts, portraying "Adelitas" stand in front, wearing sombreros and holding rifles over their shoulders. Behind them, a group of female dancers in traditional clothing dance and twirl their ruffled skirts around.
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