Fandango Fronteriza

Our friends over at Fandango Fronteriza held their 9th music festival at Friendship Park on May 28, 2016. The New York Times writes "some 60 musicians traveled to the heavily patrolled enforcement zone oddly named Friendship Park for an annual musical event known as the Fandango Fronterizo. A heady mix of joyful fiesta and sober political statement, the Fandango is a gritty affirmation of son jarocho — a centuries-old string music tradition from rural Veracruz, a southern Mexican state along the Gulf of Mexico, that has strong Spanish, African and indigenous roots." See the below coverage for more! New York Times Full Article

Bernie Sanders Visits Friendship Park

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Visited Friendship Park and spoke with US Deported Veteran Hector Barajas through the border wall. Thanks to Christian Ramirez, director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition for accompanying Senator Sanders. Official Press Release from Bernie Sanders Coverage from Think Progress The View from Mexico as Bernie Thanks US Deported Veteran Hector Barajas in this Fusion video

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