Corrido de los Latinos Unidos

Jose F. Garcia and his band at the 2008 Corrido Contest, photo by Charlie SeemannAt the Western Folklife Center's corrido contest in Nampa, Idaho -- the Gran Concurso de Corridos -- Jose F. Garcia won first place for an original composition, "Corrido de los Latinos Unidos," featured in this episode of Ranch Rhymes

Length: 5:34 ~ Listen or Podcast from iTunes.


Read the lyrics ~ in Spanish or English (in PDF format). 

The corrido contest was part of the Folklife Center's effort to document Mexican and Mexican American ranching and song traditions in the West. A second contest was held in Woodburn, Oregon, on August 25th.

This Podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.