"Las Posadas" in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

"Las Posadas" is a traditional Hispanic Christmas play that follows Joseph and Mary as they search for an Inn, or "Posada" where Mary can safely give birth. Enacted in Northern New Mexico for the last 400 years, here, in the village of Ojo Caliente, Cipriano Vigil Jr and his family perform this ancient tradition for a group of neighbors and family in the days leading up to Christmas Eve 2018.  Part of the "Music Buena" exhibit opening October 6th, 2019 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM and running for the next two years.

Directed by
Scott Andrews
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