Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazón
This double feature of Les Blank's CHULAS FRONTERAS and DEL MERO CORAZÓN serves as a lively introduction to Norteña music and culture that exists along the Texas-Mexican border.
The music is a fusion of traditional Mexican harmonies, German dancehall rhythms and a little something extra. From soulful, lively dance tunes to political work songs, música Norteña has evolved since the turn of the 20th century into a unique Mexican-American hybrid.
Blank links the music’s spirit and vitality to the strong family bonds of Tejanos, with the plight of migrant workers adding a sobering backbeat to these joyous films.
Presented with support from Dean's Beans Organic Coffee.