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Consuelo Luz Entriega Recording

Identifier: MU-24

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Consuelo Luz donated this recording of his entriega or wedding song to the University of New Mexico Fine Arts Library in 1994. It is entitled "A Marriage Made in Heaven." He created and performed it in Spanish and English at the Southwest Hispanic Arts Curriculum Symposium, held at UNM on August 12-13, 1994.

A wedding song or entriega de novios - is a song of delivery or turning over for safekeeping. It is sung when the godparents of the bride and groom surrender them from their own family unto the care of each other. Traditionally, the wedding entriega songs are composed and created on the spot, to suit each different situation, family and couple. As in the old way, Luz composed this special 1994 symposium entriega song on the spot, during the breaks of the second afternoon of the program. As an entriega is supposed to do, the song made the people both laugh and cry. Luz wrote a letter to describe what a wedding entriega was and what it means to the Hispanic people of northern New Mexico.

He also wrote out the words of this symposium song in both Spanish and English. A copy of his letter with the background information and the words is enclosed with the cassette. In the closing of his 1994 letter, Luz said that he composed and sang this special entriega "to put a sacred seal on what had taken place that weekend, which he saw as a marriage between the Hispanic artistic community and the UNM academic community - a marriage made in heaven - Ojala!"

Forms part of the John Donald Robb Archive of Southwestern Music.


  • 1994

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Biography / History

In 1994, Luz was living in Santa Fe. He was a traditional Spanish entregador or singer of entriegas. Over the years, Luz had written and delivered countless entriegas at the weddings he had attended in the Taos and Peñasco area of New Mexico.


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The collection consists of one recording of the special Hispanic wedding entriega song composed and sung in Spanish and English by Consuelo Luz for the Southwest Hispanic Arts Curriculum Symposium at the University of New Mexico in 1994. Included also are the meaning of an entriega and the lyrics of this song.

Related Archival Material

Frank V. Mares and Bruna Valencia Mares “No Hay Cosa Como La Madre” recording and associated material. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico James B. Wright Collection of Southwestern Native American and Hispanic Music, Interviews and Literary ProgramsCenter for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Enrique Lamadrid Collection of Folk Songs, Oral Histories and Photographic Projects Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Consuelo Luz Entriega Recording, 1994
Nancy Brown-Martinez
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131