Interview with Gabe Baltazar #1 4/16/87

Interview with Gabe Baltazar recorded on April 16, 1987 and conducted by Chris Conybeare for Music from Filipino Camp. Topics include how Baltazar's father became a musician and growing up in the Philippines; musical contests between different provinces in the Philippines that would last hours; how his father came to Hawaiʻi playing with vaudeville acts at plantations across the Hawaiian archipelago; working and playing music in Los Angeles; returning to Hawaiʻi to play in the dance halls; how Baltazar started playing music; why the taxi dance halls were popular; Baltazar and his father playing the dance halls.

Languages: English


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