Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

February 14, 2002 – April 17, 2002

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

South Hall

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In this bilingual (English & Spanish) exhibition, vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments, and other memorabilia are used to explore the historical development of the corrido (ballad) in the New World over the past 200 years. The corrido stories range in topic from the history of Pancho Villa, to a woman who shoots her lover because he is about to leave her, to a local hero who dies attempting to save a town of thousands of people.

Organized by SITES, the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Sound and video stations

Computer interactives