From the NM-Digital Archives comes a fantastic performance of the classic spanish cuento: Cielito Lindo.
Performed by Las Meganenas as part of a performance of Rio de Lagrimas, a sixty minute trilingual (Spanish, English and Nahuatl) piece written by Soledad Marjon-Hindi and scored by Vivian Fernanadez.
Featuring the acting of Marjon-Hindi, Fernandez, as well as Sabina Zuniga-Varela, Michelle Otero and Valerie Borrego.
Performed in Albuquerque, NM – 9/13/07, and filmed by Dan Otero at New Mexico Digital, this video is NM-Digital’s most popular YouTube video with almost 25,000 hits. (YouTube)
Other Las Meganenas videos include: Corrido de la Llorona and Como la Cigarra.
“Cielito Lindo” is a popular Ranchera song from Mexico, written in 1882 by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés (c. 1859–1957).