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'Chicano Woody Guthrie' entertains ENMU-R students

April 27, 2011 • Local News

Every foot was tapping and every head was bopping in the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell auditorium the moment Dr. Jesus “Chuy” Negrete, also known as the “Chicano Woody Guthrie,” stepped onto the stage Tuesday afternoon.

“Everybody go yoooo-hooo,” Negrete instructed the 50-strong crowd of students and faculty in between riffs on his guitar and breaths into his harmonica.

“Yoo-hoo!” the crowd yelled back.

Negrete, a nationally recognized entertainer and educator who lives in Chicago, stopped by ENMU-R as part of his two- to three-week-long Southwest tour in which he recounts the Mexican and Mexican-American experience Login to read more

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