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Host Daniel Chacón talks with author Marcia Daudistel

Marcia Hatfield Daudistel

Host Daniel Chacón talks with author Marcia Daudistel about her new book Across the Border and Back: Music in the Big Bend (Texas A&M University Press, 2022). She discusses why she decided to go back to return to West Texas for her book. Marcia describes the different sounds found in that area, such as Conjunto and Norteñas, as well as the Ojinaga sound.

Marcia Daudistel is also the co-author with writer Mimi Gladstein of the book The Women of Smeltertown by TCU Press. Marcia is the co-author with writer and photographer Bill Wright, of Authentic Texas: People of the Big Bend, published by the University of Texas Press and winner of the 2014 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association. She is the editor of Grace and Gumption: the Women of El Paso, winner of a 2013 San Antonio Conservation Society publication award, and Literary El Paso, winner of the 2010 Southwest Book Award of the Border Regional Library Association, both published by TCU Press.

This interview originally aired on January 22, 2023.

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