Beautiful Borders, as Chulas Fronteras translates, is a zesty 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 the Tejanos. The plight of migrant workers adds a sobering backbeat to the generally joyous film.
In Person: Harrod Blank, Maureen Gosling and Anthony Matt
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.
Chris Strachwitz, Les Blank
Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres De Teran, Narciso Martinez, Los Penguinos del Norte, Santiago Jimenez, Sr.
Harrod Blank: Digital Master Executive Producer, Anthony Matt: Digital Master Producer, Maureen Gosling: Digital Master Off-line Producer