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Online video captures treasured performances of traveling Chicano literary fest

LatinaLista — It’s called “Hecho en Tejas,” (Made in Texas) and what started out as an anthology of great Chicano/a writers who share the special bond of being from the Lone Star State has morphed into a traveling literary show where Chicano/a pride comes alive on stage.
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According to one of the writers, Christine Granados, who has been instrumental in organizing the traveling literary fest, each show usually attracts about 200 people.

“Imagine 200 Mexican Americans in a room digging the arts. It’s a beautiful thing. What is also beautiful is the array of talent Hecho offers, mixing the old with the new and allowing the new to shine, our future to spring forth,” Christine said.

Though the shows have been concentrated in Texas, courtesy of online video we can all now enjoy at least highlights of the show. It’s a great reminder of how rich the Mexican-American culture really is.

Hecho en Tejas-Dallas event from Rick on Vimeo.

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