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Thread #11049   Message #2630355
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-May-09 - 07:07 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
In the form done by folklorist groups, it is done by women. But I remember being taught the dance in school, where both sexes were involved. This was in New Mexico; perhaps boys in Mexico did not have to suffer through these exercises.

I think the dance name just means "from Chiapas."