<h3 class=”by-auth”><span class=”byline”>By <a href=”http://www.miaminewtimes.com/authors/kat-bein”>Kat Bein</a></span></h3>
<h3>Reminisce Late ’70s Miami With <i>¿Que Pasa, U.S.A.?</i>: The Remix</h3>
Do you live in Miami? If you answered yes to that question, it’s quite possible you’re Cuban-American, and if you answered yes to that proposition, your top five favorite shows is likely to include late-’70s classic <i>¿Que Pasa, U.S.A?</i>
The first bilingual and Cuban-American sitcom is near and dear to all hearts in Miami, and it’s also just a really adorable program. In celebration of its three years of excellence and charm, PBS hooked up with remix artist Melodysheep and local producer Luis Beyra to give <i>¿Que Pasa, U.S.A?</i> a fresh new groove.
<em>See also:</em> <a href=”http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2014/09/cubamerican_tells_the_cuban_exile_story_like_youve_never_heard_it_before_airs_on_wpb2_thursday.php” target=”_blank”>Cubamerican <em>Airs on WPBT2 Thursday: “It’s the Story of Our Exile”</em></a>
It’s a catchy tune, and even though it’s only three minutes and 20 seconds long, it captures the real heart and soul of the show. It’s a heartwarming tale of promise, the story of the Peña family who are very grateful for the chance to grasp a brighter tomorrow in their new home. It’s also a hilarious look at living in a world of second languages and mixed-up idioms. Are the immigrant children Cubanos or Americans? They’re both, but they’re still learning exactly what that means.
This isn’t <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6OAftTQOuUBRdtUDq5SUA” target=”_blank”>PBS</a>’ only classic show remix. They’ve also created one for the incredible <i>Mr. Rogers</i>, Bob Ross, Julia Child, and LeVar Burton on <i>Reading Rainbow</i>. It’s a pretty magical video series, and they sometimes include videos of how the remixes were made, like the one they made for the remix of <i>¿Que Pasa, U.S.A?</i>.
If you’ve never seen the “cultural treasure” that is America’s first bilingual sitcom, and also a great look at Miami in the late ’70s, you can catch the program online at <a href=”http://video.wpbt2.org/program/que-pasa-usa/” target=”_blank”>video.wpbt2.org</a>.
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