The Custodian

The Custodian

José Luis “Chin-Chin” Pérez Valencia

José Luis “Chin-Chin” Pérez Valencia

The Custodian

He is the heir, almost by accident, of an old family tradition. He is the leader of the “Mesa de la Danza Chichimeca de la Santísima Cruz de los Milagros –Los Arcos, Querétaro “ The name in English stands for “Leader of the Table of the Chichimeca Dance of the Holy Cross of the Miracles in the area of The Aqueduct in Queretaro.” His mission is to rescue the most orthodox practices of the Concheros. To live their traditions in peace and to do it in the “right” way. He sometimes does this swimming against the tide with the many troubles of his group.