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Lydia Mendoza in Beats of the Heart: Tex-Mex

Beats of the Heart: Tex-Mex: Music of the Borderlands

1990 NR

Filmmaker Jeremy Marre paints a thought-provoking portrait of the indigenous music of the Tex-Mex border region -- the area following the meandering path of the Rio Grande River that flows between Texas and Mexico. Representative of the region and its people, the sounds of Tex-Mex are distinctive. The lyrics are just as descriptive, capturing the history of a land marked by violence and drug trafficking, but also by passion and joy.