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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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TALES OF TORRES 9.21.14 “MICKEY AND MINNIE AT THE PARADE”

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse “Go Mexican” on Independence Day Who woulda thunk it? Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse served as the Honorary Grand Marshals of this year’s Mexican Independence Day … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 9.21.14 “HISTORY MATTERS IN POLITICS”

HISTORY MATTERS IN POLITICS. Historian Rudy Acuña periodically reminds us that history matters. Indeed it does, and it behooves us to remember that during the political season. Our history teaches … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 9,21,14 “THE BARRIO DOG WHISPERER”

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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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A MOMENT IN TIME “SOMOS UNO”

A MOMENT IN TIME. "SOMOS UNO"     In June 1973, the Mexican popular creator company Los Mascarones were on a statewide tour of California performing their theatrical pieces. … [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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ARNIE AND PORFI by SERGIO HERNANDEZ 9.14.14 “IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY”

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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 SHOWCASE VOCES – CARMEN CONTRERAS BOZAK

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rdoriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Tow, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [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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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 9.02.14 “MICHAEL BROWN”

MICHAEL BROWN: COLOR AND CHARACTER IN AMERICAN RACIAL PROGRESS. More than fifty years ago on August 28, 1963, when my hair was black, I was a teacher of French at Jefferson High School in El Paso, … [Read more...]