NPR logo

Serenading the Border

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17709267/17709243" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Serenading the Border

Diversions

Serenading the Border

Serenading the Border

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17709267/17709243" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

NPR's John Burnett shares his favorite tape from 2007: the soulful sounds of Victor Valdez, who sings sad songs for tourists crossing the Rio Grande, just below his home town of Boquillas, Mexico. Regardless of whether they give him tips, he persists, ankle-deep in water.

Related NPR Stories

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.