Update: June 17, 2008
Los Juanes del Pueblo
will be at Café-teatro Punto Fijo, Bellas Artes de Santurce Saturdays at 10m p.m. UNCENSURED!
Let’s do the right thing! Back up Juanes del Pueblo.
14, 21, 28 de junio | 5 de julio de 2008, Location/Lugar: Cafe Teatro PUNTO FIJO, Hour/Hora: 8:30 PM, Price per Ticket/Precio por Boleto: General $21.60, Service Charge per Ticket /Cargo por Servicio por boleto: $3.00, Internet Fee/Cargo de Servicio de Internet por transacción: $1.50
Los Juanes del Pueblo en Vieques
The Puerto Rican actors Ángel Vázquez and Ernesto Concepción were is a state of indignation after their show “Los Juanes del Pueblo” was supposedly censored this past Friday night ( June 6, 2008 ) at the official banquet which took place in New York just prior to the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Angel Vázquez narrated in a telephone interview with Primera Hora that Friday night was with its fellow worker, Ernesto actor Conception, also realizing his show of political satire of Los Juanes del Pueblo in a special event which they were contracted by Gallic Corporation.
The actors satirized the Partido Puerto Rican Independentista (PIP), the Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP) and when Ernesto Conception was being prepared to satirize the governor of Puerto Rico, the production extinguished the sound and an entertainer finished the show, according to Vázquez Angel.
“When I am demanded to know what had happened from the soundman the cornered man said : `The mayors were annoyed and I was told to cut the show from here”, the actor said.
Vázquez added that the activity was predominated by the mayors of Partido Popular Democrático (PPD), but that there were also members of the PNP, as well as other civil servants of the Government and artists of the patio.
“We publicly complained to Walter Towers, as well as the president of the Association of Mayors, and to the governor of Puerto Rico, because this is a censorship that goes against the freedom of expression, the artists and the democracy”, the actor declared, who is still astonished by this act of censorship.
It is the first time that Angel Vázquez and Ernesto Conception has been “affected” by a supposed act of censorship.
Primera Hora was criticized for having buried the incident in their paper as an article of lesser importance which did not merit the attention or respect it deserved.
It would seem that our local politicians are a bit touchy about satire or could it be that the satire hits closer to the truth making it somewhat uncomfortable for them. Whatever the case Los Juanes Del Pueblo was pulled off the air. I wonder what the Official explanation was?