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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “AND THE EARTH DID NOT DEVOUR HIM”

“…y no se lo tragó la tierra” aka “…And the Earth Did Not Devour Him” Written by Tomás Rivera Published by Arte Público Press 1987 First published in 1970 by Quinto Sol Review and reminiscence … [Read more...]

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MY FATHER’S DAY-NOT by Lazaro De La Tierra

FATHER’S DAY–NOT. I really dread Father’s Day. Why? Ever since I can remember, all around me kids at school with fathers talking about what gift they’ll get their dad, the great times they’ll have. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE LOS ANGELES WARD “THE VOICELESS”

Jade Puga and Richard Montes are a writing/producing/directing team whose company, Safada y Sano Productions, has produced webisodes as well as long form dramas.  Their webisode series "Los Angeles … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD WITH DON FELÍPE 4.06.13 “PASARON POR AQUÍ

PASARON POR AQUÍ. New Mexico reminds me a lot of Spain, especially northeast Spain going towards Asturias. Maybe that’s why the early Spanish explorers and settlers sought to make New Mexico into … [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 MOMENT IN TIME CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Renowned labor leader and President of the United Farm Workers Union César Chávez died on April 23, 1993.  On April 29th, more than 50,000 people attended his funeral in Delano, California. This was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON ‘FIRE”

John Valadez is an accomplished documentary filmmaker who directed and produced the award-winning PBS documentary "The Chicano Wave" and the highly acclaimed documentary "The Longoria Affair."  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL SIQUISIRI”

El Conjunto Hueyapan is a music group dedicated to the jarocho music tradition that originated in Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, A Professor of Nahuatl at California State … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE KENNETH CASTILLO “COUNTERPUNCH”

Kenneth Castillo is a director whose dramatic short "Day at the Theater" won the 2007 Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Shot Film. Since then Kenneth has been busy directing features, the latest of … [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 EVENT 2009 CHICANO ACTIVIST REUNION 3

In this third and final report on the 2009 reunion of Chicano Movement activists,  convened in Dallas, Texas and attended by hundreds of activists,  we hear from reunion organizer José Angel Gutíerrez … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 DENVER WOMEN’S CAUCUS

Latinos and Latinas today take gender equality as a given. But in the early days of the Chicano Movement for Civil Rights of the1960s and 1970s, Chicana women activists were often  the unrecognized … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “MIXQUIAHUALA LETTERS”

The Mixquiahuala Letters Written by Ana Castillo Publication: 1986, Bilingual Press [Republished by Doubleday/Anchor Books in 1992] 138 pages ISBN: 0-385-42013-7 Reviewed by Thelma T. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “ON AWARDS”

Dagoberto Gilb is one of America's leading authors of short stories and novels.  His short story collection, "The Magic of Blood" won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The … [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 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 WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “SPANISH”

The struggle for bilingual education that respects a child's native language while teaching him English has been a hard fought victory. But there was time when Mexican American children were subjected … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ

César Martínez is a ground-breaking artist and one of the founders of the Chicano Art Movement.  His work goes back to the 1960s when he pioneered in such San Antonio-based art collectives as Con Safo … [Read more...]

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RODOLFO “CORKY” GONZALES “IN HIS OWN WORDS”

RODOLFO ‘CORKY GONZALES IN HIS OWN WORDS 1)  “I am Joaquin,/ Lost in a world of confusion,/ Caught up in a whirl of a gringo society/ Confused by the rules." -I Am Joaquin, epic poem 2)  “I am … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ SPANISH RICE

Diane Velarde Hernández has treated Latinopians to many delicious Mexican food recipes. Here she is again, this time with the recipe for Spanish Rice which she insists can also be called Mexican Rice … [Read more...]