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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 1″

The legendary El Teatro Campesino was born out of the struggle of the United Farm Workers Union with which the group was affiliated from 1965 to 1968. The original members of the group included Luis … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH POET LAUREATE THELMA T. REYNA Latinopia.com is proud to repost this interview conducted by Maria Ferrer for the Latina Book Club with author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 3″

By 1967, the protracted strike by farm workers against California grape growers has reached national proportions. The Teatro Campesino, whose principal members now included Luis Valdez, Daniel Valdez, … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 8.10.14 “STEM,MASSH & p&t”

STEM,MASSH  & p&t : WITHER GOEST THOU? This piece is really a continuation of my work on the History and Philosophy of Education (Scribd 2009) in which I sought to lay out an easy guide to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA JIMÉNEZ HENLEY “ON WEST SIDE STORY”

María Jiménez Henley pioneering Latina actress, choreographer and stage manager. She began her career when she played  the role of "Teresita" in the motion picture WEST SIDE STORY. Latinopia learned … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA AGUI CARTER “REBEL”

María Agui Carter is a prize-winning independent filmmaker whose PBS credits include Tango Dual Dance (2000), Rumble Over West Side Story (2000)  and The Devil's Music (2000).  She also produced the … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 8.10.14 “CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION”

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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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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 8.03.14 “THE NUEVO SOUTH”

THE NUEVO SOUTH: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE. Having arrived in Pelham, Alabama, several years ago and establishing a construction business, Joel Rivera walked into a small Mexican grocery store looking … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1969 EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN

March 27-31, 1969 PREAMBLE TO PLAN DE AZTLÁN PROGRAM OF EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN CONTEXT: In March of 1969, Chicano activist leader Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales convened a National Youth Liberation … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is an Austin-based poet whose 2008 chapbook, “On a Greyhound Straight from the 915,” has won critical acclaim. Her literary inspirations range from Gertrude Stein to Gabriel García … [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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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 7.20.14 “WORLD IS READY FOR SUICIDE?”

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 7.20.14 “TRUE PATRIOTS”

TRUE PATRIOTS PRACTICE THE CONSTITUTION! The perversion of what is a “patriot” by right-wingers and racists is breathtaking. Case in point: is it “patriotic” to aim loaded guns and rifles at … [Read more...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY? 6.22.14 “CHAS CROSLIN”

CHAS CROSLIN: MAKING ART WITH MUSIC, THEATER AND PUPPETS AT EL TEATRO CAMPESINO In the process of doing this interview with my dear friend Chas Croslin, it occurred to me that I am advocating … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS POCHOS “MARGIE”

Though Conjunto Music originated in Texas, it is by no means limited to that state. In Los Angeles, California the conjunto group Los Pochos carries on the decades-long tradition. The accordionist is … [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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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 7.05.14 “LAZARO – DEBRIEFING”

LAZARO - DEBRIEFING. “They’re kidnapping immigrants along the border and warehousing them in the depths of the Amboy Crater. Who knows how many they have? Those people are facing certain … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “MIGRA”

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. Founded in 1994 by Quetzal Flores, the … [Read more...]