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La Canoa: Los Matachines de Bernalillo, New Mexico

November 19, 2016

2 pm to 4 pm

Joseph Moreno, PhD candidate in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies/Education, University of New Mexico – Los Matachines de Bernalillo, New Mexico

Join Joseph Moreno, University of New Mexico PhD candidate in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies/Education, and dancer in Los Matachines for the past 16 years, for a presentation on Los Matachines de Bernalillo, New Mexico. The talk will be held in the History and Literary Arts Building-Library on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2pm. This La Canoa: Legacy Talks presentation will explore  the history of the dance, how it came to Bernalillo, including the symbolism of the three-day fiesta in August. As the largest, well-known and original Matachines dance in the greater Southwest, the people of Bernalillo have uniquely shaped and molded the dance, while maintaining its survival since 1693, in honor of San Lorenzo. It will also include music by Los Matachines musicians.

The La Canoa Legacy Series features talks by Hispanic/Latino academic and community researchers with long-standing and distinguished records of research and teaching about New Mexico and the region. Like la canoa—referring in New Mexican Spanish to several utilitarian objects used to receive and transport people and resources and thus provide a service to the community—these talks are meant to serve the community by presenting new or overlooked information about our region to interested audiences. We want them to transport us to new understandings of our region and its rich cultural and historical inheritance, and to move the conversation back and forth in rich dialogue between presenters and audience members.

The talk will be held in the History and Literary Arts Building-Library on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2pm.
Free public event

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