Discover the rich traditions of the Upper Rio Grande region


The alabado traditions of the Penitente Brotherhood; storytelling and music traditions among the Upper Rio Grande villages; the dance and drama of Los Matachines; and the history and renaissance of Santero Art, will be explored during the four-day Hilos Culturales Institute from Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4, on the Adams State College campus.

Featured faculty includes highly regarded and recognized authors, artists and practitioners from throughout Colorado and New Mexico, specializing in history, ethnomusicology, literature and language. The Hilos Culturales Institute will include a local field trip and public concert.

Hilos Culturales, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation founded in 2000 to promote and preserve the Hispano music and dance traditions of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, and Adams State College Extended Studies are organizing the event. Participants may sign-up for one day, or the entire four-day workshop. Graduate credit is available through the Office of Extended Studies at Adams State College. For details on course description and registration contact: 719-587-7671 or