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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LA HORA DEL TÉ”

Luis R. Quintero is a director based in Los Angeles whose projects including major studio productions, independent films, television pilots and web series. His short drama "La Hora del Té" (Tea Time) … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – ERASMO LÓPEZ

Soñia Escot is a journalism major completing her senior year at the University of Texas at Austin. She participated in the 2012 VOCES Oral History Editing Contest sponsored by the Journalism … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO “OUR LADY OF THE WATER GALLONS”

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet and teacher from Asuza, California. She volunteered with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization providing water bottles in the Arizona desert where immigrants … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD RECIPE “JALAPEÑO SODA BREAD”

Jalapeño Irish Soda Bread The sweetness of traditional Irish soda bread ingredients—raisins, buttermilk, some sugar—are richly complimented by jalapeño heat. Here’s a soda bread recipe from Ireland … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “TOCO DESAFINADO”

Angela Roa is a Chilean singer and lyricist residing in Los Angeles, California. Her songs are about the Latino experience in the United States and in Latin America. Here she performs an original … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SANTA BARRAZA “NEPANTLA”

Santa Barraza is a Chicana artist living in Texas whose works incorporate Pre-columbian indigenous imagery in post-modern ways. One of her works titled "Nepantla," explores the world of mestizaje, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAY OF THE REFUGIOS

Renowned Arizona poet Alberto "Tito" Rios, whose body of work includes numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, short story collections as well as a memoir, was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA

Sarah Rafael García is an educator and poet who resides in Santa Ana, California. In 2010, she participated in the Festival de Flor y Canto literary festival at the University of Southern California. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LISTEN TO THE “VOICES”

How does an author find the distinct "voice" of characters when he or she is creating a short story, novel or poem? Latinopia asked this question of poet/author Alberto Ríos and of poet/novelist Pat … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALBINO”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are the founders of Nac Film Theory, an independent film company based in Nagotchoches, Texas. Both of these talented filmmakers produce, direct, film, edit and act  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL SIQUISIRI”

El Conjunto Hueyapan is a music group dedicated to the jarocho music tradition that originated in Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, A Professor of Nahuatl at California State … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 ROBERT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

Robert Francis Kennedy was shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968. The brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert had just been nominated by the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL TORO ABAJEÑO”

Conjunto Hueyapan is a jarocho music group from Oxnard, California that was founded by Fermín Herrera in 1973. The jarocho music tradition from Veracruz replies on the interplay between the string … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “AFTER SCHOOL”

After School is a new independent motion picture co-directed by Carlos Meléndez and Mauricio Mendoza, written by Ruben Padilla, and starring Mauricio Mendoza, Yeniffer Behrens, Vance Valencia and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO SCIENCE FICTION 2

On April 30, 2014 the first conference on Latino Science Fiction was convened at the University of California at Riverside. The event, organized by Sherryl Vint with the cooperation of Dr. Melissa … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 2

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Latinopia learned that Gaspar's inrterest in these photorealistic images arose when he … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “MEET JULIAN GONZÁLEZ”

The Voces (Voices) Oral History Project at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, was created by Dr. Maggie Rivas Rodríguez and has now recorded more than 800 oral histories of Latino veterans of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “VIDALITA”

Angela Roa is a Chilean singer and lyricist residing in Los Angeles, California. Her songs are about the Latino experience in the United States and in Latin America. Here she performs an original … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 DENVER YOUTH CONFERENCE

Latino identity has always been a vexing question. Should we call ourselves Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Boricuas, Latinos, Hispanics? A historic moment of self-definition took place in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “LEGAL ALIEN”

Pat Mora is a poet, novelist and author of children's books. Her writings often reflect the conflictive nature of being bilingual and bi-cultural. Here she reads the poem "Legal Alien," which explores … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD MONTOYA ‘WHAT IS GREATEST CHICANO POEM?”

In 1974, Chicano poets José Montoya and José Antonio Burciaga traveled to New York to meet with Puerto Rican poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. On a street corner in Loisaida (the Lower East Side of … [Read more...]