THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON MITOCHONDRIAL DNA AND THE TAINO INDIANS, JULIE CARMEN’S YOGA TALK, PUERTO RICAN ARTIST VICTOR SÁNCHEZ CARDONA, MARGARITO GARCÍA ON BEING CHICANO AND ANGELA ORTIZ ON DOUBLE VISION.
Great fun this week on Latinpoia. We begin with Gugo Umpierre’s startling blog calling attention to a recent discovery. For years it was assumed that the ancient Taino Indians, native to Puerto Rico at the time of the Conquest, had all but vanished. Recent studies of mitochondrial DNA, however, show that 61% of today’s island Puerto Ricans still retain Taino blood! Talk about rewriting the history books–check out Burundanga Boricua del Zocotroco.
Also this week we feature the exquisite art work of Puerto Rican artist Victor Sánchez Cardona. In this virtual gallery tour, the art work by Cardona is supplemented with music from Chicano composer Joseph Julian Gonzalez–a Boricua/Chicano collaboration you’ll only find on Latinopia!
Julie Carmen returns with her monthly blog, Yoga Talk. This week she shows some pointers for beginning yoga students.
Also this week, Dr. Margarito Garcia III looks at the search for being Chicano. What does that search entail and where do you fit into the spectrum? Do you prefer Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Hispanic or Latino? And in what context. Check out Margarito’s interesting discussion, and this is only Part One, and weigh in with you opinion.
And don’t miss another cool urban photography by Angela Ortiz. This week’s photo is “Double Vision.”
Enjoy your day at Latinopia!