Linda Ronstadt in a brand new documentary about Mexican folks music: Alt.Latino: NPR

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Linda Ronstadt in a new documentary about Mexican folk music: Alt.Latino: NPR

The singer Linda Ronstadt is the subject of the film Linda and the Mockingbirds. Hide caption courtesy of the artist

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The singer Linda Ronstadt is the subject of the film Linda and the Mockingbirds.

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This fall, Mexican folk music takes center stage in two separate documentaries.

Linda and the mocking birds take Linda Ronstadt on a trip to a small town in northern Mexico. She accompanies a group of young musicians and dancers from the Bay Area cultural group Los Cenzontles, which means “mockingbirds”. Ronstadt has supported the group for decades and, despite their low public profile, has wholeheartedly participated in telling a story about how music and culture cross every kind of physical limit.

Arturo O'Farrill: Small desk concert

In Fandango at the Wall, pianist / composer Arturo O’Farrill takes a musical and personal journey to the limit. His father was the famous Afro-Cuban jazz composer and arranger Chico O’Farrill, and his mother was born in Detroit with Mexican roots. The film examines the Mexican state of Veracruz and the music (son Jarocho) that connects Tijuana and San Diego.

It is a happy coincidence that there are two current documentaries with Mexican folk music. They not only strengthen humanity, but also the historical musical relationship between Mexico and the USA