Música norteña: Santa Fe Bandstand
The music of the viejos — or “old-timers”—is alive and well on the Plaza with legendary norteña musician Antonia Apodaca. Now ninety-three years old, the accordion player graces the bandstand stage on Thursday, July 27, with a 30-minute set at 6 p.m., followed by a solo performance by fellow Hispano folk singer and deputy state historian Robert Martínez at 6:30 p.m. Martinez takes listeners through a sampling of traditional local styles, including alabados,
alabanzas, inditias, and corridos. Cipriano Vigil, who grew up in Chamisal, New Mexico, and can play more than 50 instruments, takes the stage with family members at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.santafe bandstand.org. — J.L.