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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 WORD LATINO SCIENCE FICTION 1

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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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELÍPE 5.11.14 “HOW WE GOT HERE FROM THERE”

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: HOW WE GOT HERE FROM THERE. At the outset let me say that as Chicanos we did not get here by turning the other cheek or by rolling over like good lap dogs for the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 1 “RETROSPECTIVE”

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Drawing from museums and collectors around the United States, in April 2014, the El … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD FRANCISCO ALARCÓN “CINCO DE MAYO”

CINCO DE MAYO  by Francisco X. Alarcón ________________________________ First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not at all the official Mexican Independence Day, nor does it commemorate the … [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 SHOWCASE “LE FLEURISTE”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are co-founders of Nac Theory Films, an independent film collective based in Nacogdoches, Texas. Both of these creators wear multiple hats, writing, directing, … [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...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “FROM THIS WICKED PATCH OF DUST”

Texas born Chicano author Sergio Troncoso's autobiographical novel, "From This Wicked Patch of Dust,"  tells the story of a  a multi-generational family from Isleta, Texas that spans decades. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ERNESTO HOGAN “HIGH AZTECH”

Ernest Hogan is a science fiction author of Irish and Mexican descent. His works include the novels "Cortez on Jupiter," "High Aztech," and "Smoking Mirror Blues."  In "High Aztech" he envisions a … [Read more...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY? 4.27.14 “IVAN KRIMKER”

IVAN KRIMKER: AS AN IMMIGRANT TO THE U.S., AN IRAQ WAR VETERAN TALKS ABOUT HIS DECISION TO JOIN THE NAVY AND HIS LIFE AFTER WAR. __________________________________________________ Ivan Krimker … [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 WORD RUDY CH. GARCÍA “THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS”

Rudy Ch. García is a Colorado author whose works range from science fiction and fantasy to the contemporary Chicano reality. In 2012, he published "The Closet of Discarded Dreams" in which the Chicano … [Read more...]

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WORD VISION with HARRY GAMBOA, JR. 4.27.14 “ANNIHILATE”

ANNIHILATE. Genocide is for those who decide There are too many x’s for eyes Bloodstains wash away the memory Bullets bounce from house to house Visiting unannounced Reducing the genetic … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA WITH SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 2.02.14 “LATINOS IN THE SCI-FI FUTURE?”

LATINA SCI-FI NERD ASKS: DO LATINOS MAKE IT TO THE FUTURE? I don’t recall, exactly, how it was that I found “Star Trek,” but I remember that it was something I always looked forward to. By the time … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDOLFO ANAYA “BLESS ME ÚLTIMA”

Rudolfo A. Anaya is a pioneering, prolific and renowned Chicano author. His novel, Bless Me Última, is a magical story of a young boy's coming of age in 1940s New Mexico.  Set against a background of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL AHUALULCO”

Conjunto Hueyapan is a jarocho musical group made up of two generations of the Herrera family.  Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, the group hails from Oxnard, California and are always is in popular … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 ANAYA ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

On April 20, 2012, acclaimed Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya was awarded the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award by the Los Angeles Times. This award recognizes a lifetime of achievement by a living … [Read more...]