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El Corrido de George Silva: A Bernalillo Tragedy. Violence, Poetry, and Politics in New Mexico, 1932-1933. CD contains audio, lyrics, background and photographs, available online, 2006

 File — Box: 2, CD: 23

Scope and Contents



Note: Corrido about young Silva, of Bernalillo, who was killled in October 1932, by an Anglo con-man passing bad checks and hoping to rob Silva's gas station. A hate crime against Hispanics. CD details the story. Includes the corrido, text, notes, photos, translations, newspaper articles, a facsimile of the Silva corrido broadside and photos of the Silva Saloon, opened after the tragedy. Corrido by Ramon Luna, 1933. Voice and arrangment by David F. Garcia; guitar, A.J. Martinez; trumpet, Michael Martinez. Produced by Enrique Lamadrid and research assistant, David F. Garcia. Foundational research by Reuben Montoya and Felipe Gonzales. Peregrino Productions, with support from UNM Southwest Hispanic Research Institute and Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies. This CD is loaded on Lobovault.


  • 2006

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English Spanish

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 2 boxes (1.2 cu. ft.)

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131