Waila: the Music of the Tohono O'odham featuring Gertie Lopez and the TO Boyz

Nugent, Stephen. 2009. Waila: the Music of the Tohono O'odham featuring Gertie Lopez and the TO Boyz. [Film/Video]

Item Type:

Film/Video
Creators: Nugent, Stephen
Abstract or Description:

This film features performances by waila artist Gertie Lopez and her band. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Gertie is a female bandleader, an occupation reserved for men, who follows in the footsteps of her father, Augustine. The Tohono O'odham, neighbours of the Pima (Akimel O'odham), Yaqui and Tarahumara and other groups, occupy the second largest reservation in the US, but are much less visible than other Southwestern groups. Their reservation is on the Western Desert, where much migration by Mexican and Central American workers is funneled now that the Texan and Californian immigration corridors have been militarized post-9/11. Antonio's, a bar featured in the film, was the last remaining bar in South Tucson; it was shut down in 2011.

Official URL: http://anthrofilm.onlinefilm.org/en_EN/film/47403
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Anthropology
Research Office > REF2014
Copyright Holders: Stephen Nugent
Dimensions or Duration:
MeasurementType
45 minutesDuration
Item ID: 8083
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 12:30
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 12:40

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8083

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