Jeanette Iskat / Coruco

Yeah there’s something about New Mexico that really resonates with me. We came out here, my husband lasted about – definitely a much bigger culture shock for him, he had been in East LA his whole life- and it just didn’t work for him so we got divorced. And we’re still friends. He moved back…

Vyvian Nguyen / Albuquerque

I am 19 years old. I go to UNM, the University of New Mexico. I am studying criminology and I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico since I was a baby. I’m really patient and I’m like, I’m really like, friendly. Like I get along with others really well, like other people. Most of my…

Abel Aguilar / Villanueva

My dad’s mother, the hardest working person that I have ever known in my whole life, she raised six, my grandfather was often gone working somewhere. He was a political person, he worked politics a lot in Vegas and he did other things, but my grandmother, which was his wife, she was an amazing hard…

Mariachi Buenaventura / Santa Fe

Joanna Alvarez Reyes: My name is Joanna Alvarez Reyes. We are Mariachi Buenaventura, we’ve been playing in this group 10, almost 11 years now. In September or October I think it will be. Nishka Gonzales: and I’ve been playing violin for about 15 years and playing with them for about 9….10 years. [Laughing] that’s a…

Luis Ordoñez / Albuquerque

My name is Luis Fernando Ordoñez. I’m 24 years old. I was studying at the University of New Mexico. Took some time off, joined the military, and that’s basically where I am right now at the present. I was born in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. At the age of two my mother got a visa for me…

Rafael de la Rosa / South Valley, Albuquerque

Mi nombre es Rafael de la Rosa y trabajo en la construcción. Tengo aproximadamente 12 años aquí. Doce años en Nuevo México. Nomas en Albuquerque. He trabajado en diferentes trabajos, en diferentes proyectos. El trabajo no a sido el mismo. Restaurantes, construcción, remodelaciones de casas, diferentes tipos de trabajos que uno desarrolla. En realidad yo…