At Rancho Cordillero del Norte, noted ethnomusicologist (and La Senora Fellow) Elisabeth Waldo engages audiences in the music of the early, pre-Columbian Americas. Elisabeth, the widow of Carl Dentzel, (Founding Exec. Director of the SW Museum) brought her own inate sensibilities for the music of the MesoAmericas, but she also enjoyed the Spanish folk music in the collections of the SW Museum garnered in the late 1800s by Charles Lummis and now available once more under the auspices of the Autry National Museum. Here is a link to that collectionhttp://theautry.org/collections/spanish-songs-of-old-california
Moving on to the days when everyone listened to the radio (there was no TV!) use the player below to listen to Romance of the Ranchos-- a highly entertaining historical radio program,
including tales of San Vicente and Santa Monica!