The Trinidad Historical Society is bringing a multimedia production, the “Song of Pueblo,” to Trinidad that memorializes some of the most historic events that took place in southern Colorado. The program will be held on July 26, at 7 p.m., at the Massari Theater at Trinidad State Junior College.
The “Song of Pueblo” is described as a highly entertaining musical performance, that presents these events. Written by California playwright, Daniel Valdez, the show includes narration with video, stills and live music.
“Song of Pueblo” debuted in 2008 and has performed over 50 shows. In 2018, the program was enhanced with new performers, images, videos and dancers, signaling a renewed era for the show.
Sixteen original compositions include: “Ballad of Cuerno Verde,” “El Pueblo – The Old Trading Post,” “Song for Teresita,” “Corrido de Tierra Blanca,” “Death at Sand Creek,” “The Old Goodnight (Chisholm) Trail,” “Ludlow Field,” and more. “The Song of Pueblo” is a program of History Colorado. Deborah Espinosa, and Juan Espinosa, the show’s videographer, both from Pueblo, are the producers.
There will be six artists who will be onstage. Felicia Gallegos, lead vocalist and narrator, has performed professionally for 30 years in stage productions, movies, and videos. Carlos Crull plays tenor sax and sings and has been a professional musician for over 45 years. Shane Trout, with a percussion performance degree, played for three years on a cruise line and has been a music instructor. Aaron Clementi, whose career began in the early 1990s, is fantastic on guitar. Alan Polivka, in addition to other interests, has a music degree and has been a bandleader, music arranger, keyboard player and accordionist for over 50 years. He is the musical director and accordionist for the production. Meanwhile, guest vocalist Mireya Rinna, of Denver, has excelled as a bandleader, music director, vocal director and vocal coach.
Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets must be reserved and picked up in advance and are available at Farmers Insurance, 103 S. Oak St. (719-846-2344), or at Trinidad Abstract & Title Co., 301 N. Commercial, (719 846-9238).