Hosted by the San Luis Valley Museum
October 3 - October 22, 2015
Community Reception -
Sunday, October 4th, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 pm Alamosa, Colorado
This collection of photos chronicles regional folk musicians and dancers who represent a mosaic of artists that have excelled in the interpretation of música del pasado and piezas sociales of the upper Río Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Their profiles include performances in auditoriums, parks and concert halls. Their musical repertoires cover versos, coplas, inditas and romances, as well as the music of famous Mexican composers such as Agustín Lara, Pepe Guízar, Tomás Méndez Sosa and many others. Musical styles highlight corridos, huapangos, boleros and rancheras. Dancers keep rhythm to Spanish Colonial era waltzes and polkas reminiscent of the European folk dances that took on the native village and Pueblo characteristics of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. These dances consist of el valse, la cuna, el shotis and la varsoviana, and have been continued into the 20th and 21st centuries by local musicians and groups, including La Familia Manzanares of Los Fuertes, Los Alegres De Taos, Eleuto Medina of San Luis, Pedro Casías of Romeo, Ignacio García of Guadalupe and the Southwest Musicians of Westminster.
These individuals proudly attribute their introduction to this musical genre to an elder or family member who possessed the interest and skills to pass on the traditions, celebrated at bailes, fandangos and village fiestas, to the next generations. Thus, Hilos Culturales strives to preserve an older musical style for the local societies within families and communities of the upper Río Grande region. The contributions of these special personalities included in this Desde Ayer Photo Exhibit, play an important role in enlightening our journey and appreciation of the cultural and performing arts.
Ms. Cecilia Vigil will honor us with her collection of “Los Mantelitos. She taught herself how to embroidery and crochet using patterns or self-designed work. She is a master of this these traditional art forms. Visit with her on Sunday.
Sunday Oct. 4th 2-4 PM Reception-Hilos Culturales, Cecilia Vigil and music by Los Cancioneros Del Valle. The event is free at the San Luis Valley Museum. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!
Los Cancioneros Del Valle Perform Sunday, Oct 4th
The musical duo of Rosa Vialpando and Salomon López will feature songs from their two volume CD “Dos Voces- Dos Guitarras-Tradicional,” as well as other “canciones tradicionales” on Sunday afternoon, October 4th 2:00 p.m. at The San Luis Valley Museum. Their musical program will be part of the Hilos Culturales Photograph and Biography Exhibit “Desde Ayer.” Joining them as the third generation musician to the duo will be Ruben Dominguez (nephew) also performing la “musica tradicional.”
Also featured will be the Mantelito Exhibit featuring the crochet and embroidery collection of Cecilia M. Vigil of Manassa.
Sunday Oct.,11th 2-4 PM-Film Documentary on Hilos Culturales. Come and join this free event at the San Luis Valley Museum.