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Cipriano Vigil


e-mail:
cipriano505@windstream.net

web site:
newmexicofolk
musictreasure.com

address:
PO Box 747
41 State Road 110
El Rito, NM 87530

phone:
575-581-4520


Tour Stop #14

cigar box guitars,
performance on several of the 320 hand-made instruments on display, CD's of performances

News

"New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano: ┬áTreasures of a People/El Tesoro del Puebo" (English and Spanish Edition) by Cipriano Frederico Vigil (Author), David García (Editor), Enrique R. Lamadrid (Foreward) was published in 2014. The book is about the traditional folk music of New Mexico. It gives the history, the different styles, and an extensive collection of songs. The CDs are recordings of many people that go back to the 60's who contributed all these music and songs. There are 21 long playing CDs that go with the book, which are sold separate.


Biography

I have been nominated three times to the National Heritage Award, been a recipient of the Governor's Award, the Endowment for the Humanities Award, and many other awards for excellence in the arts. I have been chosen to represent our culture and music by performing at the Smithsonian several times. I have also presented throughout the United States and in other countries at major venues the traditional folk music of New Mexico. I have done musical presentations at several Universities throughout the country.

I also collect and build musical instruments. I have recorded 12 CDs, which I'll have for sale in addition to the "Cigar Box Guitars".

I'll have a display of my musical instrument (about 320), show my workshop where I build some of them, and will perform on several instruments to the people during the tour.

I am a retired music professor from Northern New Mexico College, UNM-Los Alamos, and UNM-Taos.

Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar Box Guitars

Cipriano Vigil Playing Guitar




Acanudo Guitar

Acanudo Guitar

Aeturo Fuentes Guitar

Aeturo Fuentes Guitar

Aged 12 Guitar

Aged 12 Guitar

Bolivar Guitar

Bolivar Guitar

Brick House Guitar

Brick House Guitar

Hoffman Guitar

Hoffman Guitar

Java Guitar

Java Guitar

JM Guitar

JM Guitar

Oliva Guitar

Oliva Guitar

Partagas Guitar

Partagas Guitar

turtle shell guitar

turtle shell guitar with oak panel and ebony fingerboard

turtle shell guitar

turtle shell guitar with oak panel and ebony fingerboard

armadillo shell guitar

armadillo shell guitar with oak panel and ebony fingerboard

armadillo shell guitar

armadillo shell guitar with oak panel and ebony fingerboard

electric cigar box guitar and amplifier

electric cigar box guitar with amplifier

electric cigar box guitar and amplifier

electric cigar box guitar with amplifier
sold

electric cigar box guitar and amplifier

electric cigar box guitar with amplifier

Cipriano Vigil and Guitar

Cipriano Vigil