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The Music and Moments at the Heart of "Homelands."

Jul 5, 2018

"HOMELANDS" by Alfredo Corchado

David Suro and Alfredo Corchado at KRWG FM studios.

Las Cruces, NM – Music is essential in part two of a two-part interview on this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra with El Paso-based Mexico Border Correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado, and Philadelphia-based Tequilas Restaurant owner, David Suro Piñera, about Corchado’s newest book: “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.”

Five years ago, Corchado used music as an integral part of his previous book, “Midnight in Mexico.” Music is also at the “heart” of his recent book, “Homelands.” His three closest friends of 31 years in Philadelphia, David Suro, Primitivo Rodriguez and Ken Trujillo, helped Corchado recreate memories of their journey together through music. He says, “it is music that brings us together and unites us.”

Pieces of music used in this part of the interview are:

“Cruz de Navajas” - Mecano; “La Gran Ciudad” and “Amo” - Miguel Bosé; “Buscando América” and “Pátria” - Rubén Blades; “Guadalajara” - Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán; “Brujeria” - El Gran Combo; “La Media Vuelta” - Jose Alfredo Jimenez; “Historia de Un Amor” - Luis Miguel; “Se Me Olvido Otra Vez” - Juan Gabriel;  “Papeles Mojados” - Chambao.