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Ry Cooder: Chavez Ravine (Nonesuch)

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, July 2005

AFTER A DECADE of travels that's taken him from Timbuktu to Cuba, Ry Cooder has come home to shine a light on a shameful episode in LA's civic history. For this son of white middle-class Santa Monica, the 1950 razing of Chicano enclave Chavez Ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium is a matter of enduring injustice.

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