Settled by Spanish conquistadors in 1598, the area’s rich cultural past is still evident today in its music, art, and way of life. But changing demographics, along with a shift in the local economy has left many residents without land, water, and a sense of identity. State of the Re:Union travels to the Española Valley of Northern New Mexico to explore the area’s history of dispossession, and to discover what the rest of the country can learn from this still vital region of the American Southwest. From ancient water distribution methods to low riders, SOTRU goes to find out.
Despite modern stereotypes, low riders are a celebrated family tradition in Española, New Mexico. State of the Re:Union, with host Al Letson, explores this incredible culture and the amazing vehicles that go along with it.
|Calexico||Whipping the Horses Eye|
|Cirpriano Vigil||La Julia|
|Cirpriano Vigil||Se Ve Triste El Hombre|
|Cleofes Vigil||Himno del Pueblo de las Montañas de la Sangre de Cristo|
|Hermandad de Abiquiu, NM||Madre de Dolores|
|Califone||The Eye You Lost in the Crusades|
|Big Pun||Still Not a Player|
|Cultura||Mi Carro Del Ano|
|Sin Ropas||Rabbit Dream|
|Valley of the Giants||Claudia and Klauss|