These recordings were made during a two year weekly Rhythm Workshop that I held at El Valor, a vocational day center in Chicago for adults with disabilities. If one of the participants had a personal association with the music we were exploring, I shifted to oral history mode and began documenting. The project culminated in a full length CD of our band, Banda Bigote ("Mustache Band"), and several public performances. Each CD came with a free paper mustache.

1. Las Mananitas

2. Las Mananitas explanation

2. Sana Sana

3. Viva Cristian

4. Tony Aztec talk

5. Mary Somebody's Knockin