THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LIZ GONZALEZ READS “CONFESSIONS OF A PSEUDO-CHICANA, ” MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH GERI GONZALEZ (NO RELATION), EL ZOCOTROCO ON THE LATEST PUERT RICAN COURT RULING AND RIC SALINAS ON “57 CHEVY.”
This week we have poet Liz Goznlaez reading from her new poetry collection, “Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected” (Los Nietos Press, 2018). At a recent Floricanto salon at the home of La Bloga’s Michael Sedano, she read the poem, “Confessions of a Pseudo-Chicana.”
Also this week Mark Guerrero returns iwth his Chicano Music Chronicles. This week he features singer Geri “Geree” Gonzalez. As mark explains, “Geri was the lead singer from the popular sixties group The Village Callers. In the 1980s she had an album of her music out on MCA records and in recent years has continued her career singing with El Chicano and other groups. She is considered one of the finest female vocalists to come out of the “Eastside Sound” and is one of the best all-time Chicana singers. ‘ Check out this podcast interview on Chicano Music Chronicles.
A recent court ruling by the Boston Appellate Court found that the naming of a seven member panel to oversee the restructuring of the Puerto Rican debt was unconstitutional.The seven member group, known as La Junta, has instituted stringent austerity measures on the Puerto Rican people. Our San Juan-based blogger Jose M. Umpierre, also known as el Zocotroco, explains the significance this landmark ruling.
And comedian Ric Salinas of Culture Clash goes solo in the play “57 Chevy” written by playwright Chris Franco.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!