Saturday, August 2, 2014

Richard Rios "Songs of The Barrio" - A Reading of His Poem: 'Para Los Tr...

 "Para Los Tres Grandes" is a tribute to three of Mexico's greatest artists and muralists, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco. Rios's performance poetry is powerful. In honoring the three great artists, he takes the listener on a dark and shameful journey into the history of our neighbor to the south. In reality, Rios takes us on a dark and shameful journey into the history of mankind. The finish is truly maginficent. This poem can be found in Richard Rios's book Songs From the Barrio
Orale, Senor Rios!

1 comment:

Richard Rios said...

Bill, thanks for posting this. This poem has got to be one of my favorites and so much work went into writing it, historical research, rewriting and footnoting it. Much of it was written by studying reproductions of the painting themselves, specific images from specific murals. To have seen many of the works of these fantastic artists in Mexico has truly been one of the adventures of my life. I especially like reading it aloud.