Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Mr. Chuy Martinez
Email zafacoca@comcast.net
Phone 505/243-3127
Cel Phone 505/377-4887
Address 2422 Dora NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104
US
Biographical Info Chuy Martinez is a musician and folklorist who has performed all over New Mexico.
Program Title SONGS OF THE CHICANO MOVEMENT
 
Program Description In the 1960s and 70s, Mexican-American civil rights activists mobilized their people to struggle for change. The Chicano Movement called itself La Causa (The Cause) and was most active in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and California. Chuy Martinez brings the music and history alive in the stirring songs learned in migrant camps and meetings.
Series Art, Music and Dance; New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
Program Title AN AMERICAN DIALOGUE: Latin American Ballads, Cumbia, and Nueva CanciĆ³n
 
Program Description 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.
Series Conversations With the World; Art, Music and Dance
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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who we were
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