Thursday, October 12, 2006

Los de abajo

Yesterday at my school a class put on a version of Los Vendidos by Valdez. Quite amusing, and I took pics for a presentation later. I'm not a huge fan of Luis Valdez, but no doubt he was huge in the day and even now.

What struck me was that at the end, they had the alternate version Valdez wrote later, where the farmworker, pimp, and Mexican-American become landowner, mayor, and CEO. He said that reflected our reality in the 1980s.

I don't think that reflects our reality NOW.



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