Sound recordings: In Portuguese.
Manuscripts: In English and Portuguese.
Comprises a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila and friends performing Portuguese songs and music from December 31, 1938 through April 12, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California. Recordings include fados, lullabies, dance music, love songs, serenades, Christmas and Epiphany carols, and songs from the Azores sung and performed on the English guitar, guitar, viola d'arame, triangle, and mandolin.Recordings:
Textual and melodic transcriptions:
Biographical and historical notes:
Joachim Flores is from Costa Rica. His wife, Olive, is Portuguese from the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores.
Antonio Medieros is a native of Faial in the Azores.
Albert Avila is Alice Lemos Avila's son.
For more information see:
For recordings of Alice Lemos Avila performing alone on another occasion, see: Alice Lemos Avila performing Portuguese songs, February 6, 1939
For recordings of Louise and Clifford Franco performing on another occasion, see: Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira performing Portuguese songs, August 15, 1939
For technical drawings and sketches of the English guitar, viola d'arame, and guitar made for this collection, search by using subject terms.