As part of the Corrales Historical Society Speaker Series, state historian and folk musician Robert Martinez will perform “Alabados, Alabanzas, Inditas and Corridos: The Enduring Hispanic Music of New Mexico” at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the historic Old San Ysidro Church.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Martinez is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a B.B.A. in international business management and an M.A. in Latin American history with an emphasis on church, cultural and social practices of the Spanish Colonial period in New Mexico.

“Penitente Alabados, religious Alabanzas, culturally mixed Inditas and Mexican Corridos provide context to the state’s complex and exciting history. The history of Hispano music allows us to better understand the emotional backdrop of those generations of New Mexicans who lived, loved, and dealt with strife in New Mexico for centuries,” a release reads.

Martinez is appearing at the Old Church in Corrales with the cooperation of and support from the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. The society asks that people refrain from saving seats.