Many indigenous communities throughout the New World do not have written languages. This means that traditional cultural knowledge of those communities has to be passed orally from one generation to the next. Music often plays a pivotal role in how communities pass on knowledge, specifically during participation in seasonal cultural activities. The focus of this presentation will be on storytelling through music as learned and taught by a Jemez Pueblo tribal member.
Marlon Magdalena is the Instructional Coordinator of Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico and a Jemez Pueblo tribal member. As an educator, he gives presentations, demonstrations, and lectures about Jemez and Coronado Historic Sites, as well as, other interesting topics.
The Lecture will take place at the Sandoval County Historical Society Museum (DeLavy House) on Edmond Road and Hwy 550, Bernalillo. Admission is $5; Friends of CHS are free. For more information visit: kuaua.com or phone Barb at 815-978-5327.
Coronado Historic Site is open daily, except Tuesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5. A combination ticket, good for admission to both Jémez and Coronado Historic Sites is available for $7. First Sunday admission for New Mexico residents with ID is free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors (60+) with ID. Children 16 and under are always admitted free. Coronado Historic Site is part of the New Mexico State Historic Sites, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.