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LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMÉNEZ “MY START”

Legendary accordionist and Tex Mex music icon Flaco Jiménez grew up listening to the music of his father, Santiago Sr. and of his grandfather, Don Patricio Jiménez. The lives of three generations of  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JUAN TEJEDA ON CONJUNTO MUSIC

Juan Tejeda is music director of the San Antonio Conjunto Music Festival held each year and sponsored by the Guadalupe Cultural Center. Now in its 30th year, the festival brings together Conjunto … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN ‘MOVE ALONG”

Sister and brother, Jeneda and Clayson Benally from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona are Sihasin, a musical group that combines bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that empower and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA & FRIENDS 2

Olmeca is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose lyrics, at times in Spanish and at times in English,  reflect the issues of urban Latino youth. This is the second installment of a recent jam with … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LITTLE JOE ON IMPACT OF CHICANO MUSIC

Little Joe Hernández may be the foremost innovator of Tejano music, taking elements of the conjunto sound of Santiago Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and big band sound of Beto Villa and elaborating an … [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 MUSIC OLMECA & FRIENDS 1

Olmeca is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose lyrics, at times in Spanish and at times in English,  reflect the issues of urban Latino youth. Recently he jammed with other spoken word artists at … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA “NO VENGO SOLO” ( I AM NOT ALONE) Vimeo

Olmeca No Venda (I am Lot Alone) from Latinopia from Breht Burri on Vimeo. Olmeca (David Barragan) is a bilingual rapper whose lyrics evoke powerful imagery about the issues affecting Latinos in … [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 MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “THE BALLAD OF CARLOS ALMARÁZ”

Mark Guerrero is a singer/songwriter whose lyrics often touch on social themes. He performs here his original composition commemorating the legendary Chicano artist Carlos Almaráz who passed away in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “LA OVEJA NEGRA”

Ecuadorian Julio Montero is the frontman for Cunao. Born in New York and now transplanted to Los Angeles, his socially conscious original music is is influenced by the Latin American social protest … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC DAVID GARZA ‘SHELLFISH”

David Garza is a singer and songwriter whose evocative lyrics reflect a thoughtful subtlety. He performs here an original composition, "Shellfish," a song about a bittersweet break-up. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “NOBODY TOLD ME”

Mark Guerrero is a prolific songwriter and performer whose songs often reflect a heartfelt social passion.  In his original composition "Ay, yi,yi,yi, Nobody told Me," he reflects on the unjust plight … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA “RAISE YOUR HANDS!”

Olmeca (David Barragán) is a song lyricist and rapper whose high energy performances propel a deep seated love of humanity. He performs here his original composition, "Raise Your Hands!" at the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “LUCHADOR”

Julio Montero is the frontman for Cunao. Born in New York and now transplanted to Los Angeles, his socially conscious original lyrics expand on the Latin American social protest songs of the 1970s and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOUIE PEREZ ON “KIKO”

Following the success of their album, "The Neighborhood," the East Los Angeles band, Los Lobos, released "Kiko" in 1992. This break-out album was revolutionary in style, form and content and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOEY’S CHEMISTRY “I WONDER”

Raul Callejo and Daniel Alvarado Jr. are two musicians from El Paso, Texas who perform under the name Joey's Chemistry. Here they render an original song written by Raul Callejo, "I Wonder." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “WHITEWASH”

Mark Guerrero is a singer and songwriter whose lyrics often reflect social issues. He performs here an original composition about the whitewashing of the mural "America Tropical" painted in 1932 by … [Read more...]

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TOP TEN LATINO ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

TOP TEN LATINO ALBUMS OF ALL TIME ______________________________________________________________________________ As with other Latinopia lists, the criteria used was: is the work of art still valid, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOUIE PÉREZ ON “LA BAMBA”

Los Lobos is an internationally acclaimed Chicano rock and roll music group with multiple Grammy awards to their name. Although the group released their first album, "Just Another Band from East L.A." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “GAITAN”

Cuñao's frontman is Julio Montero. He born in Ecuador and raised in New York city. His music is very much influenced by the Latin American social protest songs of the 1970s. Here he performs his … [Read more...]