Corridos The Remix
November 8 through November 12, 2016
The Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA. 95192
Directed by Kinan Valdez
The Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre is excited to announce the opening of CORRIDOS THE REMIX: THE NEW AMERIAN MUSICAL by Luis and Kinan Valdez.
“Corridos” may be a Spanish term (for a ballad or popular narrative song), but the songs and stories in this unique fusion of music, theater, opera, mime and comedy come not just from the Latino tradition, but from African-American, Asian, Portuguese and French cultures as well.
In this revue, grandfather, Maestro, and reluctant granddaughter, Jenny, explore their newfound relationship by telling stories of many cultures. This exchange is accompanied with live music and dance.
Luis Valdez had his first play produced in 1965, while a student at San José State University.