Interview with Joseph Marquez, Part 1 & 2

Joseph Marquez was born in Española New Mexico on October 30th, 1944. Joseph was married to Florence Marquez (deceased). His 3 daughters are Lori (deceased) Eliza, and Desiree. Joseph grew up in Costilla, NM.  He has been a member of the  Morada, La Cofradia de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, in Garcia, Colorado for 54 years. La Cofradia de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno was established in 1599 in San Miguel, New Mexico (currently Española, New Mexico). Jospeh currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with his kids Eliza and Desiree Marquez.

Date of Interview:
January, 13 2021
Chris Arellano (nephew), part of the 
Location of Interview:
Joseph’s home in Albuquerque, NM
Topics and places covered in interview: Joseph’s history with La Morada Brotherhood, Los Penitentes, Alabados and the musical traditions

Listen to Part 1:

Listen to Part 2:

This interview is part of Northern New Mexico Music: Past and Present, a project of the nonprofit, Questa Creative Council, dedicated to strengthening community through arts, culture, history, and education. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts and Taos Community Foundation.

4 thoughts on “Interview with Joseph Marquez, Part 1 & 2

  1. Thank you for posting these, I enjoyed listening to these program. My father was a Penitente at the Morada in Arroyo Seco, NM for pretty much all his adult life as I can remember. We were Arroyo Seco born and lived there till the mid 60’s.Then moved to Denver, Colorado. Though my father forever saved his vacation for Holy Week to be at The Morada’s three days of it’s Holy Gathering from Wednesday morning till Saturday morning he was not seen at home. Back in the day they used to have Veronicas which I served for three years as { young girls 10/12 to 14/15} with a Madre Vaesa as the care taker of us Veronicas. We all had to dress in dark colors black sometimes for those who didn’t have black navy blue was permitted. We were a part of the hermanos all day until night then the Madre Vaesa took us to sleep at someone’s home with plenty of room. I loved listening to the hermanos do their devotional praying and alavados. That is what they are called [NOT SONGS] These is I feel is a tradition and cultural thing in my family due to my dad’s ways of life through his faith of catholicism and spiritual beliefs……My husband was from Cerro NM and also was an Hermano at the Cerro Morada from a very young man. He participated in all the ways of what was going on for many years when he could after the 60’s when we were married and then moved out of state.

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