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LOGLINE:The origins of Puerto Rican folk music in the United States.
DIRECTED BY: Allan SiegelDocumentary | U.S.A | 1978 | 30 mins | English |
By focusing on the music of Lexington Avenue Express Ñ a group that has taken their music to community centers, political events, prisons and music festivals Ñ the film explores the origins and growth of folk Puerto Rican music in the United States. Interviews with New York musicians reveal how traditional music is used as a source of resistance against cultural domination whereby Puerto Rican culture is both maintained and transformed.