This week on Latinopia: monkeying around with Los FabuLocos, Edo Díaz on Obama’s Immigration Action, Julio Medina’s Serendipity Photo of the Month and, of course, Angela Ortiz!
Latinopians, we have a rocking video this week showcasing the amptly named fabulous Los FabuLocos. This is Southern California band with its own original sound, “Cali-Mex,” a fusion of blues, Americana and Chicano soul music. Check out their performance of “El Orangutan” at the Santa Paula Art Museum in October of 2014.
Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, returns with his “Mirándolo Bien” blog. This week he tackles the recent Obama Executive Action on Immigration and its implications for Latinos in the United States. Check out Edo’s pesao writing.
Also this week we introduce a new Latinopia blog. Julio Me.dina is a veteran actor of stage and screen both in Hollywood and in his native Colombia. Gifted with a photographer eye, he has been taking snap shots throughout his life. He tells Latinopia that these photos are often taken at a serendipitous moment–hence his monthly photographic blog, “Julio Medina Serendipity.” Check out this month’s poignant photo “Her Only Toy.”
And speaking of Photos, Angela Ortiz returns with her Photo of the Week. This week it’s “In my Brother’s Garden.”
Enjoy this week on Latinopia!