THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON LATINAS RESPONDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, STEVE DAVIS ON JOHN RECHY, GRUPO MITOTE PERFORMS “LA BRUMA,” AND CONJUNTO AZTLÁN PERFORMS “ROSARIO.”
In the wake of weeks of bad news with the growing realization of how deadly the coronavirus pandemic is, some good news. Ricardo Romo returns with his Romo de Tejas blog this week highlighting two Latinas who have responded creatively and heroically to the pandemic. Veronica Prida has converted her dress designing to the production of badly needed facial masks to combat the pandemic. Blanca Garcia, whose family has operated Porter Poultry for decades, responded to the crisis by continuing to supply San Antonians with fresh eggs but doing it as a drive through curbside service. Mira como responde la raza al crisis!
Also this week, author Steve Davis comments on the brilliance of fellow author John Rechy on the occasion of Rechy being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Institute of Letters. Davis is just the right guy to comment since he is the curator of the Whittliff Collections at Texas State University at San Marcos where John Rechy’s works are archived. Check it out!
And to brighten us up in these hard times, we offer Grupo Mitote performing their original composition La Bruma (The Mist) and Conjunto Aztlán performing “Rosario.” Cool sounds to cheer us up.
Enjoy our week on Latinopia!