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Mateos, María Josefa / Pepa

Date of performance: 
1 de septiembre de 1952
Comadrona, practicante
Place of residence: 
La Solana (Ciudad Real)
Missions / Competitions: 

Actuó como intermediaria entre Alan Lomax y sus informantes de La Solana.

En sus cuadernos, Lomax habla de su estancia en la pensión de Tomás Mateos:

[...] At the family table the night [1 de septiembre de 1952] of our arrival at the pension of Tomas Mateos I seized the moment to explain to the family what Pip and I were about. Mateo has the misfortune to look like a [...] that  has just have caught and whose bill is upon in a [...] of protect. He has a formidable wife who bups the bup [...]. There are four daughters ranged round the tiled courtyard of the house [...] Mateo makes a bussiness of both mules [?] and daugthers [...] Pepa is the exception. She runs to [...] suit, a pompadour bob [...] of the 20's and lots of energy. Bur her costume [...] the period of her ideas, for she told me yesterday as we sat [...] that [...] had sadly changed since the war for now novios could go [...] alone with their novias [?]. [...] she said in the good old days, novios had only been able to approach a man as the corner of the house while the novia sat trembling [...]

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Title Date Title Type of document
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.05.02 1953/05/13 Correspondencia entre Alan Lomax y María Josefa Mateos Letter
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.02.18 1952/09/01 Diarios de Alan Lomax en La Mancha Diary
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.02.17 1952/08/20 Diarios de Alan Lomax en País Vasco y Castilla-La Mancha Diary

How to cite

Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita, "Mateos, María Josefa / Pepa", Fondo de Música Tradicional IMF-CSIC, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 11 Apr 2021),