Aqua de la Noria
Veroñica Ortiz was born n La Jara, Colorado of ranchers-sheepherders. Her poetry reflects that culture. In 1981, her poetry became folk song of the Northern New Mexico area, now her home.
She has completed a manuscript of poems called "Hielo en las Orillas" and a drama with a song entitled "Manjagitiana Gypsy Nun"
In the summer of 1983, she furthered her folkloric studies by a visit to the Purepecha Indians of Michoacan. She looks to nature and her inner self for solutions to life situations.
Her catalogue includes:
"Nueva Canción Neomexicana"
"Canciones a Dulcinea"
"Songs of Redemption"
"Canciones de la Monjagitana"
or c/o Jim Harford: 877-806-2987
1. Ecce quam bonum
Steve Chavez rhythm Guitar and mandolin
Cipriano Vigil on huapango guitar
Original lyrics and melody Veronica Ortiz
|The El Rito Libary
August 30, 2007
The El Rito Studio Tour