108|Contemporary is excited to host California-based musician and composer Lance Canales as he performs a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).” Inspired by the 1948 Los Gatos plane crash that took the lives of 32 individuals, including 28 only recently identified Mexican farm workers. The song, which has been covered by artists such as Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash, has been renewed with the names of the previously unnamed victims.
Mirroring the experiences of Consuelo J. Underwood’s upbringing in a family of Mexican migrant workers, this performance will only be amplified by sharing a space with Underwood’s thought-provoking tapestries and installations.
This program is presented in partnership with our program partners: The Woody Guthrie Center and The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.
Saturday, July 14 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
108 Contemporary 1155 N. Denver Ave