Press Release: NDI New Mexico’s North Program End-of-Year Performances

This story was published by on April 19, 2017


CONTACT: Aline Harris-Ellis, 505-557-6041 or

Experience a Roots Revival! at NDI New Mexico’s
North Program End-of-Year Performances on May 18 & 19

ESPANOLA, NM —“From a complicated and tangled past, something beautiful emerged that connects us – music that fills the soul and tells our stories; stories of struggle, heartbreak, hope and joy…our Roots Music.”

On May 18 and 19, NDI New Mexico will celebrate the accomplishments of its students in its annual End-of-Year extravaganza of Roots Revival! – a vibrant celebration of the early roots of American music told through story, song, and dance and includes bluegrass, spirituals, gospel, blues, zydeco, Tejano, Native American and Northern New Mexican folk music.

Each performance will feature a cast of almost 600 children, along with firefighters, police officers, teachers and parents. The dancers, from ten Northern New Mexico elementary schools who participate in NDI New Mexico programs, will perform songs and dances highlighting the cultural richness of musical heritage in America.

NDI New Mexico’s curriculum encourages healthy attitudes, self-discipline, and creativity by providing students with high-quality instructors and confidence building opportunities to perform in front of their peers and communities. Only in NDI New Mexico performances will you enjoy seeing close to 600 children performing together demonstrating excellence in their young lives!

Performances will feature students from Alcade Elementary, Chimayó Elementary, ET Salazar Elementary, Hernandez Elementary, James H. Rodriguez Elementary, McCurdy Charter School, Ohkay Owingeh Community School, Pablo Roybal Elementary, San Juan Elementary and Tony E. Quintana Elementary.

North Program End-of-Year Event, Roots Revival! will take place at Espanola Valley High School at the Edward Medina Gymnasium located at 1111 El Llano Road, Espanola, NM on May 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 505-557-6033.

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