Mosquitoes and High Water
This award-winning video examines the unique history and culture of one of America's least known ethnic groups, the Spanish-speaking "Islenos" who live in the bayous east of New Orleans and are celebrated for their tradition of decimas – long, descriptive ballads about events in their past lives or notorious local characters.
Running time: 22 minutes.
In English and Isleno Spanish.
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