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Report on the Latino Contributions to the Wheaton A&E District

Release Date: February 28, 2019

This study is a follow-up to a survey of folk and traditional arts activities in and around downtown Wheaton, Maryland. The Wheaton Arts and Entertainment District (A & E) was designated by the State of Maryland in 2006, and surveyed by folklorist Jason Morris in 2016. In his report, “Survey of the Wheaton (MD) Arts and Entertainment District,” he recommended the following: 1) conduct a more detailed survey of foodways in the A &E District, 2) explore how foodways are linked to and link the people who live in the study area, and 3) that future studies should proceed in a “slow and iterative” way. The following report takes into account these recommendations and focuses on foodways and music within the Spanish-speaking community in the Wheaton A & E District.

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