VALENTINE’S DAY, QUETZAL MUSIC, SALVADORAN AMERICANS, POLICE BRUTALITY AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA!
Hola, mis queridos Latinopianos! This week your Tia Tenopia has a great Valentine’s Day Video for you by poet Alejandro Molina AND two great videos for you in MUSIC and LITERATURE.
Check out the hilarious Valentine’ Day poem by Alejandro Molina, “San Valentin” it’s a hoot. In music, the East Los Angeles band Quetzal returns with a performance of an original song, “Voce” (Voices). Check out this awesome band with vocalist Martha Gonzalez and band members Quetzal Flores on guitar and jarana, Tylana Enomoto on violin, Peter Jacobson on cello, Juan Perez on bass and Alberto Lopez on percussion. Not to be missed!
Our other video this week is a visit with Salvadoran American author and political activist Randy Jurado Ertll. Randy’s story of surviving an environment of gang life to become an accomplished author is chronicled in his memoir, “Hope In Times of Darkness.” Check out his views on the future of the Salvadoran American community in the United States.
Luis Torres returns with his Tales of Torres blog. This week he looks at recent incidences of police brutality nationwide and offers a suggestion for how our society can achieve better policing. Check out his blog,”We Need Better Cops.”
Our regular weekly bloggers return. Angela’s Photo of the Week is “Skyscrapers Old and New.”
And don’t miss the ongoing saga of the Zombie Mex Diaries as Lazaro and his friends return from a near fatal attack by the Oñate zombie clan to probe into who is the traitor among them?
Enjoy this week on Latinopia!