Entriega del Bautismo

The "Entriega del Bautismo" is a traditional ritual song that has been used for over 400 years in Northern New Mexico to officially welcome a newborn child into the community, and into the church.  In an area where a Catholic priest may have visited a Hispanic New Mexican village only once a year for the first 300 years or so after its founding, the Entrega del Bautismo served to spiritually protect newborns until a priest could perform a formal baptism.  This "Entrega del Bautismo" was performed by Cipriano Vigil in Ojo Caliente,  New Mexico during the winter of 2018.  Part of the "Music Buena" exhibit opening October 6th, 2019 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM and running for the next two years.

Directed by
Scott Andrews