Una Lucha Por Mi Pueblo | New Mexico


Corridos are ballads, often referred to as windows that look into the soul of a people. They are the songs of the time, supplementing recorded documents as historical artifacts that describe the popular consciousness at the time in which they were written. 
This week, we experience the songs of corridistas, Antonio Martinez, Roberto Martinez, and Chuy Martinez.
These land grant activists wrote about the centuries old struggle. Their feelings have been kept alive in song. The story they tell surrounds the Flores family’s struggle to retain a portion of the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant, due for development by an Arizona consortium. This case is only a small part of the larger struggle of indigenous people displaced from their land. The legal issue of the occupation of land by activists has recently been settled out of court, but the larger issue of the dispossession of land remains.

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