The UNM Robb Musical Trust and the National Hispanic Cultural Center presents “Musica Del Corazon” Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.

A pre-concert lecture, featuring UNM Professor Enrique Lamadrid, will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. The concert and lecture are free and open to the public.

The “Musica del Corazon” concert commemorates Nuevo Mexicano roots in the musical contexts of Mexico and Spain, in keeping with the vision and mission of the UNM Robb Musical Trust. This year's concert coincides with the Muertos y Marigolds parade in the South Valley. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to make a connection and experience traditions of Mexico and Spain.

Free tickets are available beginning at 12 p.m. at National Hispanic Cultural Center located at 1701 Fourth St., SW.

The concert will feature Tomas Lozano and his ABQ group “Viva la Pepa,” as they celebrate Iberian heritage with the ancient romance ballads still sung in the Upper Rio Grande and the strange instruments which once accompanied them.

Also featured is Lone Pinon, a lively string conjunto equally at home with the tunes of the bailes Nuevo Mexicanos as with the huapangos of the Huasteca region, the sones abajenos of Michoacanm and the music of the borderlands.

Frank McCulloch will return with his Amigos to explore more of his vast regional repertory of songs and ballads which charts how Mexico has always inspired the New Mexican musical imagination.

For more information visit, email or call (505) 277-8967.

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