Charles Aguilar

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
AguilarCharles
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Matachines violinist; singer; participated in NM Arts Master/Apprentice program; Spanish teacher
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Music
Biography
Charles Aguilar, a secondary school Spanish teacher and Matachines violist for the Bernalillo Matachines, learned form his grandfather, Luciano Nieto. He also composes entragas for weddings. He is called "el rezador" because he chants prayers and sings alabados at funerals. [source: Dana Everts 3/16/1989]
Geographic names
Bernalillo
Related collection
AR.00020 Dana Everts Collection (is related to)
Related people/organizations
Dana Everts-Boehm (interviewed by)
Luciano Nieto (is grandchild of)
Luciano Nieto (taught by)
Jerry Velarde (taught)
Cleofes Ortiz (taught by)