So its grand ambassador became Hurricane, a colorful character who wore an eye patch, had the best head of hair in music since Frankie Valli, and defined New Mexico music for 50 years. They, in turn, were giving their spin to a calypso classic originally grabada by Sir Lancelot in the s. I have no idea who cued the song to the old, racist Mickey Mouse cartoon in the YouTube clip shown here, but good for them! Religious tunes continue to play a big role in New Mexico, where Catholic traditions go back centuries. The resident of El Rito is a one-man treasure of traditional Hispano music , publishing a book New Mexican Folks Music: Treasure of a People and releasing 21 CDs that feature songs recorded as far back as the s. A favorite for straightforward party music, Cuarenta y Cinco mixes cumbias with rockabilly and other dance rhythms. And in this song, they take the Latino legend of La Llorona and make her happy for the first time in human history respect. The Mexican ranchera legend debuted this Manuel Hernandez song in , which anthropomorphizes a woman as a lark la calandria who uses false promises of love to trick a gullible sparrow gorrioncillo into freeing her from a gold cage. But did Hernandez base his classic on a New Mexico tune? Would anyone happen to know anything about who sang that song or how I can get ahold of it?
The New Mexico Music Commission Hall of Fame
The 10 Best Songs of New Mexico Music, America’s Forgotten Folk Genre
The Pueblo people of this region are descendants of an ancient indigenous culture emanating from Chaco Canyon , the origins of which date back to AD. The Spanish arrived to the area as early as With this rich history comes an astounding lineage of indigenous folk music traditions unique to New Mexico. New Mexico boasts artists of every musical style and genre, influential music educators , and world class music organizations. We periodically receive suggestions from the public for additions to the list.
Cipriano Vigil was billed as a solo act for a Feb. In one fell swoop, the year-old musician demonstrated the artistry, imagination and cultural knowledge that has made him the guardian of New Mexico music. After she fell asleep, he opened a window and escaped. But the 3-mile trek from his home in Chamisal to the music hall ended when he was confronted by a mysterious white creature that would not let him cross the road.
I felt and feel strongly that this way of life, which I had known, needs to be saved and cherished. It has something for all humankind. Chavez and Vigil worked together — along with graphic designer Susan Holmes and exhibition designer Antoine Leriche — to bring the diverse stories of Hispano music into the spotlight. But, today, New Mexican folk music is regaining its traction, though it remains the least known type of the Hispano music. Not many people know that New Mexico has its own genre of music. Spanish colonizers in what is now New Mexico brought not only invasive systems of government, religion, and power, but foreign forms of music, art, and architecture that were themselves not only directly linked the processes of colonial rule, but already a confluence of Arabic, Celtic, and Moorish among many other traditions.