Music Zia


The Chicano Music Project was created to showcase the rich history of Grant County through its music. We have been interviewing musicians and collecting photos, articles and memorabilia since January 2012. There are many aspects of this project:

- A video documentary capturing the story of Chicano music in Grant County.

- A Singer/Songwriter Competition open to Grant County residents past and present to write and perform a song for the documentary.

- A photo and memorabilia exhibit at the Francis McCray Gallery on the campus of Western New Mexico University.

- A CD of Grant County Music and a DVD of the documentary.

The project will culminate on Labor Day weekend 2013 with the Chicano Music Festival on the campus of Western New Mexico University. There will be live music, a car/bike show, booths, food and fun. In the afternoon we will open the exhibit at the McCray Gallery and in the evening we will premier the documentary at the Fine Arts Center at WNMU. We look forward to sharing these amazing stories with you!

Also, please support our sponsors! As a community we should support the people and businesses that support us and live music! We cannot do what we do without them!

For the latest information about the project, please find us on Facebook HERE.

For videos and music, please visit our YouTube page and subscribe HERE.




We created a special fundraiser CD of Grant County Music for the 5 de mayo Tardeada. If you missed out on May 5th you are in luck! We have a limited number of copies left. Celebrate our musical heritage with songs from Zeke and the Ambassadors, the Pete Domínguez Orchestra, Freddie and the Starlighters, Abel Delgado and Amistad.

Come by Bowden Hall, room 315 on the campus of WNMU, call us at (575) 538-6512 or e-mail us at to get your copy. Five songs for $5, or $7 if you would like us to ship it to you. Support the Chicano Music Project and celebrate our music!