Hilos Culturales Summer Institute invites community to evening events


patsy martinez and herman martinez participate in hilos summer institute

The 2015 Hilos Summer Institute, a collaboration between the Adams State University Title V Office and Hilos Culturales, invites the community to evening events on the ASU campus. Pictured, Adams State Alumni Patsy '70 and Dr. Herman Martinez '69, who helped found Hilos Culturales, participate in a 2014 session lead by Adams State Alumnus Dr. Antonio Esquibel '67, Metropolitan State University of Denver emeritus professor of Spanish.

Adams State University will host the 2015 Hilos Summer Institute from July 19 through July 22. Twenty Adams State University faculty and staff will attend daily sessions focusing on the rich cultural history that abounds within the Upper Rio Grande region of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

Distinguished cultural experts will share their expertise on subject matters such as Remedios, Historical Folklore, Bailes, and Cuentos, to name just a few. The overarching premise of the Hilos Summer Institute is to promote better understanding of the close ties between Latino students, their community, and culture and how that influences individual learning experiences in higher education.

Adams State faculty and staff and community members are invited and encouraged to attend the following presentations:

Sunday, July 19

Jesus (Chuy) Martinez and Oilio Ruiz – Los Trinos – Musica de Las Americas
Traditional and regional musical stylings
7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Leon Memorial Hall
Free and open to the public

Monday, July 20

Serenate Musical featuring Michelle Abeyta and accompanist Martin Cruz
Renditions and translations of traditional Hispano ethnic songs reminiscent of past eras
7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Leon Memorial Hall
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, July 21

Los Comanches de La Serna, Danzantes
Descendants of Indian captives (genizaro people) of the Comanche tribe who were traded to Spanish ranchers of Ranchos de Taos will present songs and dances retained and handed down from their forefathers.
7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Amphitheater, located on the east side of the Music Building
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, July 22

Fandango / Southwest Musicians with Los Coloniales de Santa Fe
A presentation of Los Bailes Antiguos; dance traditions commonly danced throughout the region reflecting ties to España and Mexico will be the culminating celebration of the Hilos Summer Institute.
7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Student Union Building Banquet Rooms
Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased for $10 at Papers of Distinction in Alamosa; SLV Federal Bank in Alamosa; and Ventero Press, in San Luis.