Variedades: Historically-Themed Mexican Music, Theater and Dance at Ford Amphitheatre
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The last date listed for Variedades: The Ballad of Ricardo Flores Magón was Friday September 28, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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The life of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magon was recounted, interspersed with a lot of music and some dancing. Unfortunately the volume of the instrumental amplifyers (especially the percussion section) was cranked up to maximum. It totally drowned out the voices and it was an assault on the ears. To remedy the problem of balance they then cranked up the voice mike to the point where the voice was distorted. I did speak to the sound engineer who told me he had been directed to play really loud. Extra loud does not equal extra good! A potentially interesting story was
A night of music, theater and dance providing a window into a little-known but epic chapter in L.A.’s history, the life and times of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón. Based on the old Mexican variedades (variety show) format, the show evokes the “progressive” era of early 20th century Los Angeles, where activists gathered at the Old Plaza in Downtown and faced off with their political nemeses: the Los Angeles Times and the LAPD. Slated to perform is Rubén Martínez, Raquel Gutiérrez, Quetzal, Ceci Bastida, Josh Kun, Marisoul Hernandez, Chicano Son, The Martínez Del Río Band, Yuri Batres-Estévez and Joe Grimm. The performance will be taped for broadcast on KCET as part of its “Live @ the Ford” series.