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Finding Aid for the Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe 1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe,
    Date (inclusive): 1972
    Collection number: 1974.01
    Creator: O'Brien-Rothe, Linda Lee 1936-
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection consists of sound recordings.

    Publication Rights

    Anyone can use this collection within the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe, 1974.01, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Deposited at the Ethnomusicology Archive, UCLA by Linda Lee O'Brien in 1974.


    Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe received her doctoral degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA where she completed her dissertation entitled "Songs of the Face of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala" (1975). She has been an Instructor of Music at Colegio Monte Maria in Guatemala and a music researcher in Santiago Atitlan. O'Brien-Rothe has published several recordings, including Music of Guatemala (1975), Music of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala (1977), and Songs of the Face of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya Indians of Guatemala (1976).

    Scope and Content

    Field recordings of the Tzutuhil-Maya Indians in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, 1972. Contents include baile de la conquista, Bin rxin ruch'lew (songs of the face of the earth), brass band music, miscellaneous songs and instrumental music, and interviews with various performers. 225 items. Instruments include marimba, pito (vertical duct flute), tambor and tambaron (cylindrical two-headed drums), tun (slit-drum), matraca (ratchet), chirimia (shawm), 5 and 6-string guitar, violin, and harmonium.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Field recordings--Guatemala.
    Field recordings--Tzutuhil Indians.
    Indians of Central America--Guatemala--Music.
    Songs, Spanish--Guatemala.
    Tzutuhil Indians--Guatemala--Music.