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ASK TIA TENOPIA 9.28.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: REMEMBERING JOSÉ MONTOYA, CANINE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND ANGELA’S PHOTOS! What up Latinopians. Your Tia Tenopia welcoming you to another week of Latinopia. It was a year … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA – REMEMBRANCES

FOLLOWING ARE RECUERDOS FROM JOSÉ MONTOYA'S FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR MEMORY OF JOSÉ, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW WITH EMAIL … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSE MONTOYA ON THE RCAF

José Montoya is the revered godfather of Chicano poetry and art who passed away on September 25, 2013.  A longtime activist and educator, José has influenced generations of Latinos with his insightful … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “EL LOUIE”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and political activist. Here he reads from his celebrated bilingual poem, "El Louie," a reading that took place at Occidental College in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA “PACHUCO PORTFOLIO”

José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and activist who has been in the forefront of the Chicano art movement. One of his most celebrated poems is titled "Pachuco Portfolio" which pays homage to the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “WE FACE THE STORM”

Angela Roa is a Chilean-born lyricist and singer. Her songs reflect the struggle of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. She sings here an original composition, "Se Enfrenta La Tempestad," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ “IN THE SHADOWS OF BLACK MESA”

Rubén Martínez is a journalist, author and musician whose recent book “Desert America” chronicles, among other things, the high rate of heroin addiction among Hispanos in New Mexico’s rural … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LAS CAFETERAS “LA BAMBA”

Las Cafeteras is a music ensemble that combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DIANA GARCÍA “BITTERSWEET HARVEST”

Diana García is a poet who grew up in the agricultural community of Merced, California. Her poetry often deals with the lives of farmworkers as well as feminist and family themes.  In September of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC IRENE DÍAZ AND FRIENDS

Irene Díaz is a singer/songwriter who has performed at venues like The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset, and Room 5 Lounge. Recently she performed with friends at the "Espacio 1839" art space in Boyle … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT “WHERE IS AZTLÁN 1″

Around the year 1325 A.D. the Mexica people settled in the Valley of Mexico and founded what we know as the Aztec empire. According to the Codex Boturini, an Aztec pictograph scroll, the Mexicas … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT WHERE IS AZTLÁN 2

Latinopia continues its exploration of the possible geographic site of Aztlán, the mythic homeland of the Mexica people. The Codice Boturini, an ancient Aztec manuscript, indicates that Aztlán was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “MI MADRE”

Pat Mora is a celebrated poet who grew up along the US/Mexico border. Her poetry and children's books reflect the often conflictive nature of being Bilingual and Bicultural but also reveals her love … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “CONCRETE RIVER”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the highly acclaimed "Always Running," a memoir novel that tells the story of a wayward Chicano youth who manages to survive street life and make something of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOEY’S CHEMISTRY “IT’S BEEN A WHILE”

Raul Callejo and Daniel Alvarado Jr. are two young singer-song writers based in El Paso, Texas. who perform under the name Joey's Chemistry. They perform here an original composition written by Daniel … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC TEATRO DE LA TIERRA “LIBERTAD”

Members of the Fresno-based theater company, Teatro de la Tierra, perform "Libertad," a musical adaptation by Agustín Lira, director of the group.  Lead singer Merlinda Espinosa is accompanied by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT “1936 PECAN SHELLER’S STRIKE”

In 1937 San Antonio, Texas was the center of pecan production in the United States. More than 12,000 people worked at shelling pecans for America's markets. When management decided to cut back on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HISTORY A MOMENT IN TIME “BERT CORONA”

Bert Corona was a pioneering Chicano labor, civil rights and immigrant rights leader who passed away in 2001. Throughout a labor activist career that goes back to the 1930s, he worked with nearly … [Read more...]