Jesus “Chuy” Martinez
This live performance will explore the corridos/ballads of New Mexico, and their historic, cultural and social influences.
Jesus “Chuy” Martinez is a musician and folklorist. He is the co-founder of numerous community organizations. He is also a grassroots founding member of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and for 23 years hosted and produced the “Lo Maduro de la Cultura” television program. Chuy received a 1998 Human Rights Unsung Hero Award, a 1999 Bravo Artist of the Year Award, a 2009 Si Se Puede Cesar Chavez Award, a 2011 Community Service Award, a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Hilos Culturales, a 2016 Ohtli Award given by the Mexican Government for Cultural Services abroad, and a 2019 Corazon de Cultura Award from the Hispanic Heritage Committee.