Entriegas: The Delivery of the Newlyweds.
Deep in the heartlands of Rio Arriba country in New Mexico and Colorado, folk musicians have been regarded for centuries as gatekeepers of family traditions. Folk musicians have been held in high esteem because of the key role they play during the wedding ceremonies, where they sing lyrics that capture details about the history of each family and community. Musicians play the Marcha de los Novios, the processional march of the newlyweds, and then sing the Entriega de los Novios, a traditional rendition of verses, which include words of inspiration, moral advice and good wishes for the newlyweds.
Guests: Cipriano Vigil, Master Folk Musician, El Rito, NM; Dr. Roberto Lamadrid, Distinguished Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM; Roberto Martínez Jr, State Historian of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; Lorenzo Martínez, Master Violinist, 2003 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Albuquerque, NM; Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo, Master Folk Musician, Inductee, Colorado Chicano Music Hall of Fame, Denver, CO.
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