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Violinista de Nuevo Mexico: Cleofes Ortiz

Fiddle player, Cleofes Ortiz, is a well known and loved artist of northern New Mexico. The Violinista is the star this week as Colores You’re invited to attend an `old time’ dance at the San Ysidro church in Corrales. Cleo, as he’s best known, likes to tell the stories of how he first learned to play the fiddle as a youngster in Mexico at the turn of the century.

March 21, 1990 | 19:29 | PRODUCER: Michael Kamins