Northern NM Music: Past & Present

Join musician and project director for

Northern New Mexico Music: Past & Present

Chris Arellano

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

on the interactive platform Facebook LIVE, QuestaCreativeCouncil 

as he shares what he’s discovered from the musical elders

of our local villages in his research, with words and musical demonstrations!

 

Chris Arellano will lead the discussion and reflect on how this history

shows up in the current local music scene.

Other guests will drop by!


This virtual performance is the result of Chris’s initial research on the musical heritage and traditions of local villages: Questa, Cerro, Costilla, Amalia, and surroundings, and how they’ve percolated into the present.

Chris’s interviewees will be part of the concert, and he’ll be broadcasting from the old historic plaza in Costilla: with Michael Rael, Bernie Torres, Joseph Marquez, and other guests joining in.

This project began by posing the question: How has musical expression in its many forms shaped the culture and people of this region? It explores historical roots, celebrates current expressions, and gives voice to elders whose knowledge had not yet been captured for the next generation.

Several websites and digital archives will house his interviews: the Questa Creative Council; Questa Stories; and the Manitos Community Memory Project. (Additional history on these topics can be found on the Questa History Trail website.)

BREAKING NEWS: Hear an interview KRZA did with Chris and Claire; the mp3 will be posted on the QCC Facebook page!

This project is funded and supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Taos Community Foundation.

Ernie Marquez
Michael Rael
Chris Arellano
Joe Marquez
Chris, left, with Bernie Torres

This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.