Farmworker/musicians from all over Mexico are living in working in North Carolina. Some have played professionally in Mexico while others are amateurs. What they all share is a love the musical traditions of their country. Having come with very little, they often lack access to instruments or the ability to find other musicians to play with.
At an agricultural work camp called The White House near the town of Benson, North Carolina Farmworkers Project community educator, Leonardo Galván, a musician himself, attempts to introduce musical evenings into the routine of daily life in the work camps.
On the evening we visited he had borrowed guitars to rehearse for an upcoming farmworkers social event.