THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON THE BIRTH OF THE BORDERLAND FOLKLORE, ALVARO HUERTA ON BARRIO WISDOM, QUETZAL ON “CANTO LISO,” LOS FABULOCOS “UNA PURA Y DOS CON SAL,” AND LOUIE PEREZ ON LOS LOBOS.
This week Ricardo Romo gives us a considered look at a pioneer of American letters and the preeminent folklorist Dr. Américo Paredes. It was Paredes’s book, “With a Pistol in his hand” that was made into the motion picture “Gregorio Cortez.” Check out this insight into an amazing scholar and folklorist–heck, he invented the genre!
Also this week, Alvaro Huerta recalls the barrio wisdom he learned as he grew up in the Hazard Projects in East Los Angeles. Check out “Barrio Wisdom.”
And this week we feature a potpourri of Latino musical styles. The Group Quetzal brings us their original song,“Canto Liso.” And Los Fabulocos from us “Una Pura y dos con sal,” and don’t miss song writer and musician Louie Perez talking about how the legendary group Los Lobos came into existence.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!