Pueblo Storytelling —– Lecture – January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019

Pueblo Oral Traditions: Storytelling through Music

Marlon Magdalena; Storyteller, Musician, Ranger 


Marlon Magdalena

Many indigenous communities throughout the New World do not have written languages. This means that traditional cultural knowledge of those communities has to be passed orally from one generation to the next. Music often plays a pivotal role in how communities pass on knowledge, specifically during participation in seasonal cultural activities. The focus of this presentation will be on storytelling through music as learned and taught by a Jemez Pueblo tribal member.

Marlon Magdalena is the Instructional Coordinator of Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico and a Jemez Pueblo tribal member. As an educator, he gives presentations, demonstrations, and lectures about Jemez and Coronado Historic Sites, as well as, other interesting topics.

Lecture presented at 2 p.m. in the DeLavy House on the north side of Highway 550 (behind the I-Hop Restaurant). Members free, non-members $5.

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