Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Erin Griffith
PORTALES—Spanish Flamenco guitarist Anna Maria Cardinalli-Padilla will give a concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Earlier that day, she will give an educational musical presentation at 2 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Both events are free.
Cardinalli-Padilla has a very rich history that she conveys in her music. As an eighteenth-generation Santa Fean, Cardinalli-Padilla is in love with Spanish music and culture, according to her publicity materials.
The concert is co-sponsored by ENMU's Hispanic Affairs and the Office of Student Activities and Organizations in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sept. 15.
Cardinalli-Padilla's international career as a guitarist and singer began at the age of 13 when she graduated high school to become a musician. She produced and recorded her first album at the age of fifteen under her own label; by the age of 18 she had graduated summa cum laude from college, and at 25 received her Ph.D. from Notre Dame.
Since then she has been traveling around the world sharing her message of peace, and inspiring people with her music. Cardinalli-Padilla especially loves to work with students at universities because they are her peers, and she hopes that through her message the youth of today will promote peaceful relations between the different religions and cultures, according to her publicity materials.
For more information, contact ENMU's Hispanic Affairs at 505.562.2451.