Episode 23 of ¡Que Vivan las Acequias! – produced by Miguel Santistevan of the NMAA in collaboration with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org).
This show could adequately be termed “Acequia Culture 101,” and features a presentation by Dr. Jose Rivera, sociology professor at the University of New Mexico and author of the book “Acequia Culture” published by UNM Press in 1998. The show gives a general overview of the history of the acequias, how they made their way to the upper Rio Grande, along with their cultural role and challenges.
Music by Cipriano Vigil.
Download episode: 23quevivan.mp3