THREE KINDS OF OF JAROCHO, THE DISGUISES OF DISCRIMINATION, ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK, SERGIO’S ARNI AND PORFI AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA!
Hola mis queridos Latinopians. This week we start a reprise of some of our favorite Latinopia videos that you may have overlooked–golly wiz, we have more than 300 videos on the site now!
We start with three different versions of the “jarocho” music tradition. This traditional musical form originated in the state of Vera Cruz in Mexico many years ago. We begin with a very traditional rendering of a classic of the genre, “El Siquisiri” performed by the Oxnard based Conjunto Hueyapan. Next we have an innovative modern rendering of the jarocho tradition by an Austin based group, Mitote (The Gathering). They perform an original composition in the jarocho style, “La Bruma (The Mist). Our third selection is the classic jarocho song La Bamba, this version performed by the group Las Cafeteras. ENJOY THIS GREAT MUSIC!
Also this week, Don Felípe de Ortego brings us a new chapter in his Bravo Road with Don Felípe blog. This week he tackles, and by your Tia Tenopias reckoning does a damn good job of it, the theme of discrimination and how it has been disguised in so many forms over the years. As usual this is a pesado piece worth reading and thinking about. And to lighten the week, the inimitable Sergio Hernández returns with his Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip–this week he advises us to watch out what we say. Sometime our words have different meanings than we might have anticipated. Angela Ortiz returns with a new brilliant photo of the week. And Zombie Mex Diaries returns next week as Lazaro and the gang prepare for a full out assault on Amboy Crater.