Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit



Documentary covers 70 years of Mexican-American/Chicano history and captures a dazzling array of musical genres.

See also: Reel World

The music of change

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the National Hispanic Cultural Center will present a brand new documentary titled Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano. This doc covers 70 years of Mexican American history, “captured in a dazzling array of musical genres by late Chicano icon Lalo Guerrero.” The noted guitarist, singer and farm labor activist tells his own story with a little help from fans, friends and contemporaries like Ry Cooder, Dolores Huerta, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos and Luis Valdez. The film will be introduced by writer and producer Dan Guerrero, who just happens to be the son of Lalo Guerrero. The screening will start at 7pm in the NHCC’s Bank of America Theatre (1701 Fourth Street SW). Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Passes will be handed out starting one hour before the event.

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