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Tue December 1, 2009
Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 4
By Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell
Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell
Albuquerque, NM – Since 1962, when the family of Roberto and Ramona Martinez moved to Albuquerque, the whole Martinez family has had an important presence in both preserving traditional Hispanic music of Mexico and Northern New Mexico, as well as creating new music that both honors the past and updates traditional styles to the present.
Roberto Sr.'s group Los Reyes de Albuquerque has been a fixture on the music scene locally, as well as receiving national recognition. And each of the 5 Martinez family children has played their part. UNM Spanish professor and folklorist Enrique Lamadrid is the narrator.
Our series -Los Reyes de Albuquerque y la Familia de Martinez -is produced by Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the KUNM Independent Producers Fund.
To see photographs by Genevieve Russell, hear the entire series, and get more information on the family and the group, visit the website losreyesstory.org.
An hour-long version of the program will air Sunday morning, 12/6 at 11 on KUNM.