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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “HOPE”

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

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO AZTLÁN “DESAFINADA”

Conjunto Aztlán is a San Antonio-based music group that was formed out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s. The group, made up of Juan Tejeda, José Flores Peregrino, Clemencia Zapata, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “TRAGAFUEGOS” (FIRE BREATHERS)

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. On August 24, 2013 they performed their … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “CANTO LISO”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles band whose music mirrors the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America.  On August 24, 2013 they performed their song … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ “HOW I COMPOSE MUSIC”

Joseph Julian Gonzalez is an acclaimed composer of classical music and motion picture and television music. His credits include features films, documentaries series and television episodic series. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LAS CAFETERAS “EL CASCABEL”

Las Cafeteras is a Los Angeles based musical ensemble whose edgy alternative and political vision informs their performance of traditional son jarocho from Vera Cruz, Mexico. At the opening of the Tia … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL ZAPATEADO”

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 WORD JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ “SECURING AN AGENT”

Joseph Julian Gonzalez is an accomplished music composer for films, television as well as classical and popular works. He has scored the music for features film such as The Cisco Kid and Price of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA “GO TO HELL!”

Olmeca is the performance name of Los Angeles-based David Barrgán, an incredibly talented song lyricist, poet, performer and rapper. His powerful imagery reflects the issues and concerns of today's … [Read more...]

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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 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 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...]