Latino Musical Traditions

in SOUTH OMAHA

documentary

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This project documents and preserves the historical traditions of Latino music in Omaha, Nebraska—specifically, South Omaha—by conveying the stories of generations of immigrants who arrived and contributed to the fabric of life in South Omaha through Mexican and other Latino musical genres. The goal is to document and preserve Latino musical traditions and events that took place from the early 1900s to the present that pertain to the music scene and groups in Omaha who cultivated a social network in the South Omaha community.

The documentary’s storyline conveys a historical journey through Omaha native Marcos Mora eyes that discovers the fabric of life of his ancestors, the Barrientos brothers and other musicians that played in the South Omaha music scene from the 1930s to the present.

 

Galleries from 1930 - 1980 

 

Videos

Barrientos Brothers Musical History

Barrientos Brothers Musical History

 

Audio

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