“Canciones De Mis Abuelos” is a project dedicated to preserving and promoting the untold stories of the musicians and music archived in the Frontera Collection. This initiative aims to create an online database of musicians, as recounted through the eyes, ears, and words of their family members. The project will collect and document a broad range of musical genres and performers, including boleros, rancheras, corridos, huapangos, and others.
The project’s inspiration arises from the awareness that a significant void of information exists in the history of musicians who have contributed to musical history in the United States and beyond, and they are in danger of being lost over time. Our grandparents and great-grandparents are the repositories of these songs and the stories that come with them, but their knowledge is often not passed down to younger generations.
To address this problem, “Canciones De Mis Abuelos” project will work directly with family members and online communities to collect their stories and showcase their songs archived in the Frontera Collection.
Overall, “Canciones De Mis Abuelos” aims to preserve and promote the music and histories of these musicians by documenting and preserving the stories and songs of our grandparents. The project’s objective is to ensure that this vital aspect of our cultural heritage is not lost to future generations.