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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA – REMEMBRANCES

FOLLOWING ARE RECUERDOS FROM JOSÉ MONTOYA'S FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR MEMORY OF JOSÉ, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW WITH EMAIL … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA HENRY DARROW “HIGH CHAPARRAL”

Henry Darrow is a pioneering Puerto Rican actor who won acclaim when he starred as "Manolito" in the western television series "High Chaparral," (1967-1971). Latinopia caught up with him at the Gene … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD OLGA GARCÍA ECHEVERRÍA “LENGUALISTIC ALGO”

Olga García-Echeverría is a narrative writer and poet who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her book, "Falling Angels,"  is split in half between stories and poems, and features a bilingual … [Read more...]

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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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LATINOPIA WORD JUAN FELÍPE ON JOSÉ MONTOYA

Ode for José Montoya (9/29/13) we begin with you with paints desert lands of Escabosa New Mexico trails & morning conversations back in that time we all do not know that early time as a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD NEPHTALÍ ON MONTOYA

  Hoy Sembraron a José  Montoya (General of the RCAF)   © by Nephtalí  De León hoy sembraron a José Montoya pilot on a mission dropping bombs of rebel art in the barrios of Aztlan he’d … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALARCÓN ON MONTOYA

  A Poet Is a River   to José Montoya(1932-2013), Chicano poet laureate, who decided to celebrate his book “InFormation: 20 Years of Joda,” by reading poems at La Raza / Galería Posada in … [Read more...]

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JOSÉ MONTOYA – IN HIS OWN WORDS

JOSÉ MONTOYA - CALIFORNIA ARTIST IN HIS OWN WORDS: By the late 1960s, we have the Chicano Movement begin to consolidate. And the whole concept of what is Chicano Art is being discussed … [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 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 CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “WAR AND PEACE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two hours of the six-part PBS documentary series, "Latino Americans." In his episode titled "War and Peace", John took on the task of documenting the story … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 ROBERT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

Robert Francis Kennedy was shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968. The brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert had just been nominated by the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA REMEMBERS TOMÁS RIVERA

Dr. Tomás Rivera ( 1935-1984) is the pioneering author of the acclaimed novel "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him." An activist and educator, Tomás was the first Chicano to be named Chancellor within … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JUAN FELÍPE HERRERA “HOW TO BECOME A WARRIOR…”

Juan Felípe Herrera is a poet, performer, educator and activist with more than twenty books to his name. He was appointed California Poet Laureate in 2012. Latinopia was on hand when he read his poem … [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...]

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THE PASSION OF BENJAMIN SÁENZ By CECILIA BALLÍ

The Passion of Benjamin Sáenz A border poet rises from the ashes. By Cecilia Ballí Reprinted with permission from the August 2013 issue of Texas … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICARDO ALEJANDRO RODAS

Ricardo Alejandro Rodas is a poet and an immigrant from Argentina. While in his homeland he was published in the anthology  Poetic Rebirth, published by the Society of Latin American Writers and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENTS: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION SPEECH 1.29.13

CONTEXT: The on-going efforts in Congress to pass a definitive immigration bill may continue for some time. Latinopia thought it would be important to remind ourselves of the vision for such … [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 WORD JORGE GUILLEN 2 “PEACE MEAL”

Jorge Guillen is a poet, artist and activist from Lamont, California. The son of immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico, he attended a rally in Bakersfield on August 14, 2013. The rally, part of a … [Read more...]