Film, Video Gabriel Muñoz Oral History
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- Gabriel Muñoz Oral History
- Musician Gabriel Muñoz talks about his life and work with folklorist Dan Sheehy.
- Event Date
- September 22, 2016
- - Gabriel Muñoz was born in Puerto Rico in 1976. When he was 2, his family moved to New Jersey, where he grew up and still resides. He was introduced to the cuatro -- a traditional Puerto Rican musical instrument similar to the mandolin -- at the age of 14. He immersed himself in the cuatro and in Puerto Rican music and sought advice and wisdom from other cuatro players, including the well known master Alvin Medina, in order to perfect his craft. Six years ago, Muñoz co-founded the musical ensemble Melodias Borinqueñas (Melodies from Puerto Rico).
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 54 minutes, 12 seconds
- Online Format
- online text
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