Songs of a New Mexican Childhood

Traditional Southwest Hispanic folk music includes many beloved children’s songs. An expert in New Mexico folklore and music, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid shares songs and their stories of a traditional New Mexican childhood. Sing along with us!

We featured music by the UNM Farrolitos Choir and UNM Lobitos Choir, both part of UNM Music Prep program, under the direction of Julia Church Hoffman. We also had music by Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz, the Okee Dokee Brothers from the compilation release Hold Tight, Shine Bright benefitting Raices. Lin Manuel Miranda and Mandy Gonzales from the benefit release Singing You Home: Children’s Songs for Family Reunification, Mister Felípe, and Perla Batalla’s version of Las Mañanitas.


About the Author

Katie Stone

Katie Stone is the executive director and producer of The Children's Hour radio show and podcast. She started in radio when she was 15 years years old and believes that kids need to have a voice in broadcast media. Katie lives on a small solar powered farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico raising animals, food and kids with her husband.