THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: STEVE SALAS REMEMBERS HIS BROTHER RUDY, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON THE CRISIS OF HOPE, FROM SALAS BROTHERS TO TIERRA, AND SERGIO TRONCOSO ON IMPACT OF COVID-19ON WRITING AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 202.
This week we are still processing the loss of musician, songwriter and band leader Rudy Salas who left us on December 29th of last year. We post two Latinopia Platicas with Rudy’s brother Steve Salas, in one he talks about the plans they had to reunite as the Salas Brothers in a new album, and in another Steve recalls the amazing journey of the two brothers from childhood crooners to recording hit songs as adults. This is not to be missed.
Our blogger from Puerto Rico Jose M. Umpierre, brings us the first of a new series of essays taking a look at why in a country with as rich a gross national product as Puerto Rico it’s people remains mired in poverty. Once again Jose’s insightful eye identifies what wrong and what needs to be fixed in a country suffering from a crisis of hope.
And continuing with our look to how pandemic has impacted the arts, we take a look at literature with Sergio Troncoso, President of the Texas Institute of Letters, as he evaluates how badly literature was impacted last year and what to expect in 2021.
A lot on Latinopia this week, so enjoy!