ZAPATEADOS, FIRE, MILAGROS AND MORE!
Hola! Tia Tenopia here with some great stuff for you this week on Latinopia. Our featured new videos are Ricardo Acuña’s monthly video blog, Ricky Luv Video. This week it’s a piece titled “Miracle,” a touching account of the premature birth of Ricardo’s son Pitchín. This is a super deep and well crafted video, sure to make you think twice about the wonder of life itself. Don’t miss this cool and thoughtful video.
In our other weekly video we return with the jarocho musical group, Conjunto Hueyapan. This week, the group demonstrates a mainstay of the jarocho musical tradition, the zapateado. And this piece has no lyrics–just solid uplifting and joyful música. Enjoy it!
In Literature, Dr. Thelma Reyna reviews a new book o f poetry by acclaimed poet and narrative fiction author Melinda Palacio. Check out Dr. Reyna’s review of “How Fire is a Story-Waiting.”
Our regular bloggers return with fresh blogs. Arnie and Porfi humorously tackle the issue of Politics in America, Angela Ortiz offers a fresh new photo in her Photo of the Week , she calls it, “A Day Visitor,” and in Zombie Mex Diaries, Lazaro takes a turn for the worse as his world begins to crumble when his body goes into a crisis.
This week we also have a guest blog from Tony Díaz who founded librotraficantes in Houston, Texas. You’ll recall Tony led the caravan of books and people to bring banned books by Latino authors to the children of Tucson last year. If you missed this be sure to check out the Librotrafiicantes videos. In this blog, Tony gives us the lowdown on current political efforts in Texas to deny Mexican Americans of their history and wonders if Governor Rick Perry is vying to be King of the Far Right Agenda.
Mucho que apreciar, as always, on Latinopia.com!