Silver City, NM – A Chicano Music Festival has been announced for August 31, 2013, the culmination of nearly two years of research and planning by the Grant County Chicano Music Project.
The daylong festival will feature community booths, live performances, a car and bike show and the premier of the project’s music documentary.
Festival organizers are seeking sponsors and donations for the music festival. All activities will take place on the WNMU campus. Community organizations, non-profits, food vendors, or individuals may request applications by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former area Chicano musicians who are interested in performing at the festival may contact Sammy Silva, member of the project’s executive committee, at 575.313.4788. Silva is coordinating efforts to unite former musicians in a special performance during the event.
The documentary will feature the history of Grant County area Chicano musicians and a theme song that be selected through a song-writing contest. The project’s executive committee will announce the contest guidelines in October.
Filming is ongoing for the project’s documentary and local residents who may have photos or other memorabilia connected with any GrantCounty Chicano musicians are requested to submit the items for inclusion in the project.
The documentary is partially funded by the New Mexico Department of Education and the Carl Perkins Act and is sponsored by WNMU in collaboration with the School of Applied Technology.
For more information, please visit the project’s website at http://www.wnmu.edu/chicanomusicproject.