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Film, Video Lone Piñon Concert

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  • Lone Piñon Concert


  • Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity and integrity of their region's cultural roots.


  • Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2018-08-01.


  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  Lone Piñon.
  • -  Recorded on 2018-08-01.
  • -  Using violins, accordion, quinta huapangera, bajo sexto, guitarrón, tololoche, and vocals in Spanish, English, Nahuatl and P'urépecha, Lone Piñon has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted musicianship to Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto. The oldest strands of New Mexican traditional music dwindled in the 1950s when New Mexico was rapidly assimilated into the American economic and cultural environment. But traces of these traditions remain in recordings, photos, and the living memory of elders. The musicians of Lone Piñon--Noah Martinez, Jordan Wax and Leticia Gonzales--learned from elder musicians, who instilled in them a respect for continuity and an example of the radicalism, creativity, and cross-cultural solidarity that has always informed folk music. In 2014, they formed Lone Piñon to strengthen the oldest strands of New Mexico string music through relationships with elders, study of field recordings, and connections to parallel traditional music and dance revitalization movements in the US and Mexico.


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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021692395

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  • video
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Lone Piñon Concert. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -08-01, 2018. Video.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2018) Lone Piñon Concert. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -08-01. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Lone Piñon Concert. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -08-01, 2018. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.