Memories and Alabados: Hermano Joseph Marquez – Interview Excerpt

This is an interview excerpt. Listen to the complete interview HERE.

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, Southern 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)
Location of Interview:
Joseph’s home in Albuquerque, NM
Topics and places covered in interview: Joseph Marquez’s history with Los Hermanos (Penitentes), Alabados and the Catholic musical traditions of the area.

This interview is part of Northern NM Music Past and Present, a project of the Questa Creative Council. 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.