JAROCHO MUSIC, CUBAN BOXERS, JUDGE SCALIA, SHERIFF ARPAIO Y MUCHO MÁS!
Hola Mis Latinopianos! Your Tia Tenopia here welcoming you to another great week of Latinopia.
This week we lead with a great musical piece featuring the Conjunto Hueyapan. Now, for those of you who don’t live in the Southern California area, you may not have heard of this extraordinary jarocho music group. Founded by Fermín Herrera, one of my profs at Northridge back when your Tia was a student, this group is composed of two generations of the Herrera family. They are based not in Veracruz, Mexico, where this kind of music originated, but rather in Oxnard, California. But don’t be misled, these guys and girl (sister Maria Isabel does a mean zapadeado) are the real thing! Don’t miss their rendition of the classic jarocho son, “El Siquisiri.” And watch for future Latinopia videos of this amazing music group coming later in the year.
In cinema this week, we showcase the trailer for Kenneth Castillo’s new motion picture “Counterpunch.” Kenneth is one of our up-and-coming directors with several features already under his belt and a great promising career ahead. This year he will be honored by the Reel Rasquache Film Festival with the “Trailblazer Award.” Don’t miss this cool trailer! And check out his other films tambien! Para eso se inventio el IMDb!
And this week our bloggers return with awesome commentaries. Kicking it off with a national perspective is Thinking Latina with Sara Inés Calderón. This week Sara comments on Supreme Court Justice Scalia and his rude comments about the right to vote being an “entitlement.” Va, púes este…!
Sal Baldenegro returns with Political Salsa y Más and an update on doings in Arizona, including the successful recall of Russell Pearce and the current campaign to unsettle Sheriff Joe Arpaio who by his own admission is proud to be compared to the KKK. Que sinverquenza!
Luis Torres returns with Tales of Torres. This week, he steps out and calls a immigrant and immigrant. Torres reveals his true colors when he denounces these foreign immigrants coming to our country! Check out his commentary–you’ll be surprised.
Also this week another Arnie and Porfi cartoon by Sergio Hernández and an other superb photo of the week by Angela Ortiz in her Angela’s Photo of the Week.
A great week of Latinpopia ahead for you! Check it out all! And watch for our special San Patricio Day postings at the end of the week.