Los Reyes de Albuquerque Los Reyes de Albuquerque y la Familia Martinez is a public radio and online documentary funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and KUNM Independent Producers Fund, and directed by Paul Ingles with photography, video and web design by Genevieve Russell and StoryPortrait Media In New Mexico, the name of Roberto Martinez is synonymous with royalty. Los Reyes de Albuquerque (The Kings of Albuquerque) is a Nuevo Mexiana styled Mariachi group Martinez founded with Ray Flores, Miguel Archibeque and other friends in 1962. For nearly a half century Los Reyes preformed all over the region and the nation in a wide variety of venues both humble and grand, from local schools and nursing homes, to community dances, concerts, feast days, State Fairs and festivals both regional and national, including several appearances at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Their music features Mariachi favorites in familiar arrangement of guitarra, requinto, vihuela, guitarron, violin and trompeta. For this project, I was able to join Roberto and Los Reyes de Albuquerque at public and private events – a Mother's Day concert at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, community performances in a Farmington Senior Center, and a day care on Sandia Pueblo. I accompanied him, along with radio producer Paul Ingles, to his childhood home in Chacon and Mora, New Mexico and spent time with him and his wife Ramona, at home and his Church in Albuquerque, NM. This time spent and relationships grown, stories shared, history learned, is what I love about longer documentary projects and why they enrich my life. I was incredibly touched by Roberto's love of family, place and music. And, in his life, these all combined seamlessly. The photographs have been published in the Smithsonian Folkways Magazine and New Mexico Magazine. The film was screened at the Outspace Performance Center at a special concert featuring Los Reyes, and at the Lensic Performance Art Space in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the start of the Nuestra Música, Celebración de los Viejitos, in 2010. The website remains an online presence and lasting tribute for the Los Reyes family, and for the documentary and radio series, www.losreyesstory.org The Los Reyes Story website remains an online presence and lasting tribute for the Los Reyes family, and for the documentary and radio series.