THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CHICANO MUSIC MEDLEY. MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES VISITS WITH GEORGE LANDA, JUAN TEJEDA ON CONUNTO MUSIC, CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN WITH EL AHUALULCO AND LITTLE JOE HERNANDEZ ON THE IMPACT OF CHICANO MUSIC.
THIS WEEK WE FEATURE CHICANO MUSIC! We begin with Mark Guerrero’s monthly podcast, Chicano Music Chronicles. This week he features the music of George Landa and the group The Nawdy Dawgs. This is a Tucson based music group who honor the legendary grand-daddy of Chicano music, Lalo Guerrero with many of their songs. Mark Guerrero’s interview highlights the many songs this group has recorded based on Lalo’s works. Check it out! Also this week, we visit with Tejano music chronicler and musician Juan Tejeda. When he’s not performing with his group Conjunto Azltán, he is historian of the conjunto art form. In this interview he tells us about the history and lore of the conjunto music tradition and the evolution of its musical styles. Next, we shift gears and go back to one of the oldest of Chicano/Mexicano music forms, the jarocho. We visit with Conjunto Hueyapan as they perform the traditional jarocho son El Ahulalulco. And lastly, we end with an interview of legendary Tex Mex musician “Little Joe” Hernandez as he tells us about the impact of Chicano music on American society.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!