Honoring Corridos and Dr. Celestino Fernandez


4 to 4:45 p.m., Oct. 14, 2023
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Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 4.00 - 4.45 pm.

Tucson ER & Hospital Lawn Stage - Tucson Meet Yourself 2023


Join us at Tucson Meet Yourself to honor the corrido and Dr. Celestino Fernandez, as we listen to his corridos and he is interviewed by Dr. Estevan Azcona, ethnomusicologist from the Southwest Center and the department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona.

“Running tales” inspired by real events, corridos amplify voices often muffled by dominant culture. This year local corridistas perform corridos by Celestino Fernandez, a corrido scholar and emcee of the festival’s famous corrido contest (founded in 1982). A composer of over 50 corridos, Fernandez recently released Corridos de Celestino, a double album featuring corridos on immigration, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and the massacre of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, among other events.

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