. MÚSICA DEL CORAZÓN: UNA VELADA NUEVOMEXICANA FROM THE HEART: AN EVENING OF NEW MEXICAN MUSIC
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:30 p.m. National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Concert is free and open to the public. Click here for the program booklet.
In addition to our evening Velada, don't miss the unique opportunity of attending sessions of the Society of Ethnomusicology 2018 Conference Pre-Conference, which is free and open to the public as well. Full program here.
The “folk” repertory of traditional Música Nuevomexicana is a vast and varied medley of old and new music composed of elements of a millennial legacy of Iberian and Mexican narrative and religious ballads (romancero); a vibrant and dynamic lyric tradition (cancionero); culturally hybrid Indo-Hispano music (inditas); and numerous overlays of styles and vogues, from 18th- and 19th-century instrumental dance music (the so-called Spanish Colonial repertoire), to locally adapted mariachi, popular Mexican música ranchera (ranch or country music), Texas Mexican (Tejano), Nueva Canción (Latin American folk revival), and locally evolving strains of the 20th and 21st century pop. University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid and Associate Professor Ana Alonso-Minutti will moderate the concert. By looking at history, culture, artistic techniques, and intersectionality, a deeper understanding of this compelling music can be gained.
Come to our Velada, listen to our performers, and join the discussion!
The Artists DAVID F. GARCÍA, Ph.D.
David F. García grew up in the Española valley and is known for his soaring tenor vocals and violin playing with the Alcalde Matachines. He has acted in Los Pastores and Los Comanches. David is an emerging scholar and a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. As a UNM undergraduate student, he worked in the Robb Archives.
GREGORIO GONZALES, Ph.D. Gregorio grew up as a dancer in the Hispano Comanche tradition of Ranchos de Taos. As dancers reach adulthood, they also become singers. He wrote a dissertation on Genízaro identity and is also familiar with the music and traditions of the Pueblo de Abiquiú. He and David García performed together and brought down the house at an SAR seminar at SMU a few years ago.
LONE PIÑÓN This lively string conjunto equally at home with the tunes of the bailes Nuevo Mexicanos as with the huapangos of the Huasteca region, the sones abajeños of Michoacán, and the music of the borderlands. With harmony vocals in Spanish, English, Náhuatl, and Purépecha, the group has revived and updated the stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted and prodigious musicianship to traditional regional repertories. Jordan Wax grew up in Missouri and was trained by regional master fiddlers Fred Stoneking and John White. He was a Jewish dance band leader for years, then studied the violín huasteca style in San Luis Potosí before coming to Nuevo México. Noah Martínez grew up in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque surrounded by agricultural and cultural traditions and immersed in the music of his community: Onda Chicana, New Mexican rancheras, punk rock, norteño, honky-tonk, Western swing, and the jaranero movement recently arrived from southern Veracruz. Leticia... http://lonepinon.com
LARA MANZANARES Steeped in corridos, canciones, and traditional music growing up in Los Ojos, New Mexico, Lara was exposed to the Nueva Canción movement in her years in San Francisco, where she made her first CD. She has performed with Lone Piñón before
JEROME MARTÍNEZ From the village of Truchas, Jerome and his entire family provide much of the social and ritual music that is enjoyed in small communities in northern NM. He often performs with David García and was a walk on in one of the Corazón concerts.
Frank is our living link with the Robb legacy. He was a child of the rails and grew up in the major railroad towns of New Mexico. His mother's family from Las Vegas included Santa Fe Trail traders and his father was a Harvey House manager. John D. Robb discovered McCulloch in Albuquerque as a young man, brimming with his bilingual music. His entire repertory is deposited in the John Donald Robb Archive of Southwestern Music at UNM. Also a renowned landscape painter, Frank's was honored with the 2001 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Albuquerque. http://frankmccullochamigos.com
BRENDA ROMERO, Ph.D. Brenda Romero is an ethnomusicologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a renowned scholar of New Mexico’s extraordinary indita ballads and also performs the folk music with which she grew up. Brenda played violin for the Jémez Pueblo Matachines and trained younger musicians to carry on the tradition. As a graduate student at UNM she worked with the Robb Archives.