Sounds of the people: Nuestra Música
Every spring in Santa Fe, musicians come from around the state to play corridas, inditas, romance songs, and other forms of musical storytelling — the traditional Hispanic folk music of New Mexico — at Nuestra Música at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.), presented by the Lensic and the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. Many of the performers have been playing music since they were children, influenced by older family members who learned from previous generations. This year’s event, on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m., features Roberto Mondragón y Amigos, Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos, Cipriano Vigil y La Familia Vigil, Brenda Romero with David F. García, El Trio Jalapeño con Antonia Apodaca — who is ninetytwo years old — and singer Consuelo Luz accompanied by Joaquín Gallegos. The lineup was curated by aural historian and writer Jack Loeffler with his daughter, Celestia, and folklorist and musicologist Enrique Lamadrid. Tickets, which are $10 (free to seniors) and must be reserved, may be purchased online at www.ticketssantafe.org or by calling 505-988-1234.
— Jennifer Levin