NHCC Hosts Second Virtual 'Our Fair New Mexico' Concert featuring Oti Ruiz with Leticia Cuevas
April 15th, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — A series of weekly Friday night virtual concerts, Our Fair New Mexico, is hosted by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
As the divisions of DCA continue to operate online during its temporary closures to the public, the Department is pleased to bring the musical sounds of the state directly to your home through social media. The concerts feature musicians living in New Mexico.
The second concert in the virtual series features musician Otilio Ruiz, and is hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The online concert is Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Ruiz, who has been playing music since the age of 13, studied at the Music Conservatory in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and is a former member of the international companies Tlen-Huicani, at the University of Veracruz, and Achille-Zavata, based in Paris.
Ruiz currently teaches at Albuquerque Public Schools and is the musical director of La Rondalla de Alburquerque. His family is working together to bring jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, to new generations.
Last Friday’s premiere virtual concert event on Facebook reached 4,600 thousand people and was shared 45 times, reaching 6,552 people. During the week, through additional shares, it reached an additional 7,600 people.
What: Our Fair New Mexico – A Virtual Concert Series presented by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with National Hispanic Cultural Center
Who: Oti Ruiz with Leticia Cuevas
When: Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. (MDT)
Where: NHCC’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NHCCNM/ and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages
About the National Hispanic Cultural Center:
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The Center presents over 700 events each year through its history, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts programs and its art museum, library and genealogy center. The Center is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For information about upcoming events and exhibitions visit the NHCC website at www.nhccnm.org.
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