Category Archives: Kinesthetic

Body movements

Peace and Chow

Main Piece: The informant is a member of an outdoors club on campus that has a tradition of doing “Peace and Chow” after every dinner they eat on trail. The informant says “Peach and Chow consists of the two guides of the trip organizing us into a circle. Then we grab hands, right over left […]

Lemonade, Crunchy Ice

Main Piece: The informant recited a rhyme that she remembered from elementary school.  “Lemonade (clap, clap, clap) Crunchy ice (clap, clap, clap) Sip it once (clap, clap, clap) Sip it twice (clap, clap, clap) Lemonade, crunchy ice, sip it, once sip it twice Turn around, touch the ground Freeze” The informant explained after one girl […]

El Caballo Dorado

Background: Informant is a 22 year old first generation Mexican American. Main Piece: Interviewer: Are there any popular traditions your family has for parties? Informant: Well for almost every party, they play this song called El Payaso del Rodeo by El Caballo Dorado. It is a song where the same dance moves are repeated, you […]

Quinceanera celebration

Main piece:  The following was transcribed from a conversation between informant and interviewer. Informant: A tradition… that all families, all hispanic families celebrate, or all families do is a daughter’s 15 year old birthday. They call it a quinceanera. All families do it. The 15 year ceremony is very important because the dad presents his […]