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Recording of Norteno accordion player Tomas Granado with apprentice Abraham Arrazola
Music Latin America
Two DAT tapes. Granado played Norteno music, named for its North Mexico origins. The genre can include corridos and rancheras. Both musicians played the button accordion. For more information on both musicians, see S 1644, box 10, folder 3. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.