Américo Paredes

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Américo Paredes, a native of the Texas-Mexican Border country, is a professor at the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas. This article is excerpted, with the author's permission, from A Texas- Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border, published by the University of Illinois Press. (1982)

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