ATMuse> The Music of Multicultural America
Edited by Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen
December 29, 1974, Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico. Featuring Adelaido Martinez and Daniel Culacke.
This was Martinez's favorite song to perform. The fast consecutive ornamental slides characterize the bull's mischievous nature. The rhythm features a triplet figure followed by a duplet, to which the dancers dance a triple step on the triplet figures, alternating the starting foot, and rest on the duplets. This song sequence includes the denouement of the Matachina drama, when the bull, after confronting each of the twelve dancers, is then shot and killed or castrated.