Local quartet Lone Piñon will be featured in the second of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology’s Courtyard Concert Series at The University of New Mexico on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event and open to all ages. Moreover, the museum and its store will be open during the concert.
Lone Piñon is a New Mexican string band whose music celebrates the integrity and diversity of their region's cultural roots. 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 quartet is composed of Jordan, Tanya, Karina, and Santiago.
While tickets have sold out, their music can be enjoyed from the Museum’s non-ticketed area right outside the courtyard! Moreover, before the band takes the stage, anyone can participate in a community music jam from 5 - 6:30 p.m. – no ticket needed. Simply bring your instrument(s) and enjoy good company, fresh fruit and refreshing limonada.
Already, two great musicians have confirmed participation: multi-instrumentalist David Garcia and Gordon Ambrosino, didgeridoo player. In the works is participation from members of the UNM Chicana and Chicano Studies Department who regularly gather to play son jarocho with its poetic lyrics, communal strumming of jaranas, and zapateado!
This event is sponsored by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM Art Museum, UNM Department of Anthropology, UNM El Centro de la Raza, and UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute. It is the second of three concerts, each featuring superb local and regional artists. Join the Maxwell Museum as it transforms its intimate courtyard into a unique cultural venue.
The final concert in the series is set for Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. and features a Dance Party with DJ Randy Boogie + DJ Garronteed . Get more details and tickets online.