For decades, a rich conversation has been exchanging musical ideas between the Americas: the ballad, from Spain and Mexico; the cumbia, of Caribbean African/Indian roots; and nueva cancion (new song), social struggle music influenced by U.S. labor and protest songs. Mr. Martinez puts the songs and rhythms in historical context.
Chuy Martinez is a musician and folklorist who has performed all over New Mexico.
This event is free to attend and is open to the public. This performance was made possible by New Mexico Humanities Council, which is supported by grants from National Endowment for the Humanities.