Free Concert at the Aztec Pioneer Village

Free Concert at the Aztec Pioneer Village

Previously Held May 17, 2024
Aztec Pioneer Village
Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village kicks off the 2024 concert series with a performance by Lone Piñon on Friday, May 17th at 7:00pm!

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Aztec Pioneer Village
125 N. Main Ave, Aztec, NM
Aztec Pioneer Village
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Lone Piñon 

Lone Piñon is a New Mexican string band, or “orquesta típica”, whose music celebrates the integrity and diversity of their region's cultural roots. Lone Piñon es una orquesta típica nuevomexicana de la zona de Santa Fe, Nuevo México, que se dedica a la música tradicional de su región desde una perspectiva joven y energética.  With fiddles, upright bass, guitars, accordions, vihuela, and bilingual vocals, they play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico.

The Norte has long been a crossroads of cultures, and centuries of intersecting histories, trade routes, migrations, and cultural movements have endowed the region with an expansive and rich musical heritage that weaves together Spanish, Mexican, Indigenous, European immigrant, Anglo-American, and Afro-American musical influences. The oldest strands of this tradition have survived in continuity, renewed by each new generation’s contribution to core style and repertoire that has been passed from musician to musician, in some cases over many centuries. Though rapid cultural change since the ‘50s has led to these sounds becoming scarce in their home territory, they never fully disappeared--thanks to the elders and past generations that lovingly and tenaciously carried them forward, renewing the voice of their musical ancestors at each step into changing circumstances. The musicians of Lone Piñon learned from these elder musicians and are carrying on the traditions of this uniquely New Mexican sound.

This free concert program in Aztec’s Pioneer Village is made possible thanks to the generosity of the New Mexico Humanities Council, the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council, Edward J. Marquez and all our 60th Anniversary Sponsors.Please enter through the west gate by the Aztec Splash Park off Park Avenue.  No pets are allowed during events in the Pionee Village for the safety and enjoyment of guests and musicians. Service animals only. For information, call 505-334-9829

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