Lalo Guerrero (2006, 54 min.)
The story of the “Father of Chicano Music” guides us through seven decades of Mexican-American/Chicano history, with a dazzling array of musical genres including rancheras, boogie, tropical, norteño, cha-chas, mambos and beautiful boleros. Rare photographs, historic footage and music performances bring this eclectic tapestry to life. Artists and activists influenced by Guerrero, including Ry Cooder, Culture Clash, Dolores Huerta, Los Lobos, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Linda Ronstadt and Luis Valdez, provide unique insight about the music pioneer. (In English)
Related Exhibition: American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
"American Sabor” was created by Experience Music Project and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
*Funded by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.