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"History, Irony, and Satire in the 'Cuándo' Ballads of New Mexico and Colorado"


Gaylord Hall
main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.



The guest speaker for this month’s Aficionados Lecture and Luncheon series is Enrique Lamadrid, a cultural historian, musicologist, and distinguished professor of Spanish from the University of New Mexico.  Professor Lamadrid will present the narrative ballad tradition of New Mexico and southern Colorado. This millennial tradition is as old as the Spanish language itself, yet continues to express the historical imagination of the people. Some ballads are centuries old, and others were written last week. Ballad stories range in topic from historical topics of wars, terrorism, social struggle, and natural disasters, to themes of love, betrayal, and even women’s rights.

Cost to attend is $17 (includes buffet lunch). For more information on the lecture or to make a reservation, please call 389-6334 or email

The deadline for reservations and cancellations is Monday, January 28, 2013.


  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee:
    • $17 (includes buffet lunch) general public
  • Sponsored By: The Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies
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