¡Música del Corazón!
Baroque Fandangos of New Spain and Historic Fandangos of New Mexico!
Sunday 13 November 2022
National Hispanic Cultural Center ~ Albuquerque Journal Theatre
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Guest Curator Statement
Fandangos are an intercultural tradition of intertwined music, lyric, and dance that spread to the most remote corners of the colonies of Spain by the year 1700. Over the next three centuries, they evolved into venues of resistance, empowerment, and liberation. Fandangos are also celebrations for special occasions and saints' day feasts. In colonial New Spain, all social sectors participated, from village fiestas to royal courts. Baroque and Classical Spanish composers like Santiago de Murcia reintroduced these Mexican musical traditions back to Spain. The first nineteenth century American visitors to California and New Mexico danced in and wrote about fandangos with great enthusiasm. What were New Mexican fandangos like and how did they evolve into the bailes still enjoyed today? ~ Enrique Lamadrid, Ph.D.
2022 Production Committee
National Hispanic Cultural Center
UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust