Tesoros del Espiritu - Treasures of the Spirit: A Portrait in Sound of Hispanic New Mexico
Academia/El Norte Publications, Incorporated, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 173 pages
Available in book form since 1995, "Tesoros del Espiritu" is now available as well on compact disc. This unique anthology includes folk songs, poetry, history, and drama. Commissioned by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe and produced by musicologist Jack Loeffler, the recordings are a permanent audio installation in the museum.
"Tesoros del Espiritu" is the first compilation of New Mexico folklore to emphasize the Indo-Hispanic culture of the region. Thematic sections feature material from the colonial period, mestizo cultural heritage, spiritual traditions, occupational folklore, a complete life-cycle panorama, and a section on contemporary folk life. Each selection is preceded by useful introductory material. The book is illustrated with photographs by Miguel A. Gandert.