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We are the Music

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  • Overview

    Explore the music and dance sequences of 11 cultural groups who have settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico over the past 700 years. These diverse communities include the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans, Crypto-Jewish, Celtic, German, Greek, Japanese, Tibetan, Sikh and the Central Americans. All performers and narrators in these segments are of school-age.

  • We are the Music: Introduction

    This video segment introduces the "We are the Music" sequences.

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  • We are the Music: Native Americans

    With cultural diversity comes different food, clothing, languages, art and dance. In this "We are the Music" segment, learn about the 700-year history of the Native American culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore the characteristics of the Native American people through music, dance and storytelling sequences.

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  • We are the Music: Spanish Colonials

    With cultural diversity comes different food, clothing, languages, art and dance. In this "We are the Music" segment, learn about the 700-year history of the Spanish colonial culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore the various contributions of the Spanish people such as Flamenco music and dance, and the art of working with tin and straw applique.

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  • We are the Music: Mexicans

    With cultural diversity comes different food, clothing, languages, art and dance. In this "We are the Music" segment, learn about the 700-year history of the Mexican culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore the diversity and cultural heritage of the Mexican people through their traditions and celebrations.

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  • We are the Music: Europeans

    With cultural diversity comes different food, clothing, languages, art and dance. In this "We are the Music" segment, learn about the 700-year history of the European culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore the unique forms of music (such as the symphony) and dance (such as the Celtic Jig) contributed to Santa Fe by groups from all regions of Europe.

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  • We are the Music: Other Cultures

    With cultural diversity comes different food, clothing, languages, art and dance. In this "We are the Music" segment, learn about the cultural diversity in Santa Fe, New Mexico, such as the Japanese and the Tibetan communities. Explore how the heritage of diverse groups enhances a region and enriches the people who live there.

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  • We are the Music: Credits

    This video segment closes the "We are the Music" sequences with credits.

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National Standards for History
Content Standards

Explore the history of settlement and immigration in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the American Southwest as you experience the cultural contributions of the diverse ethnic and cultural groups that settled in the area.


  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.

  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.

  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.

  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.

  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.

  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.

  • Credits

    Christopher Wright (Photography), Christopher Wright, Mat Frauwirth, Meri Frauwirth, Debby Everett, Fan Fare: the Community Engagement Committee of the Santa Fe Symphony.