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Film screening: Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon: roots of Tex-Mex music


October 11, 2014

Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon: roots of Tex-Mex music /  two films by Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz.

Chulas fronteras (58 min., 1976) features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities.

Del mero corazon (28 min., 1979) is a lyrical journey through the   musings of the heart in the Mexican-American Nortena music        tradition. Various performers are shown in dancehalls and cantinas, presenting songs of passion and death, hurt and humor, and the  pleasures and torn dreams of love.

In Spanish and English with  English and Spanish subtitles.


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