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Festival Highlights Mexico's Cultural Contributions To The U.S.

A screening of the iconic Mexican film "Redes" at the Music Unwound festival, accompanied by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, which performed the score live. (Armando Trull/WAMU)
A screening of the iconic Mexican film "Redes" at the Music Unwound festival, accompanied by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, which performed the score live. (Armando Trull/WAMU)

The National Endowment for the Humanities’s “Music Unwound” festival wrapped up a series of concerts and lectures in and around El Paso, Texas, earlier this week.

The program highlights the cultural contributions Mexico has made to the United States. The event’s theme — as well as its location, less than a mile from the U.S. border with Mexico — is significant at a time of heightened tension between the two nations.

Armando Trull ( @trulldc) from Here & Now contributor WAMU was at the festival and has this report.

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