THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SERGIO TRONCOSO ON “A PECULIAR KIND OF IMMIGRANT’S SON,” MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH HIRTH MARTINEZ, CIHUATL SONG WITH TEZCATLIPOCA AND PAT MORA READS “MI MADRE.”
What up Latinopians! This week acclaimed and prolific author Sergio Troncoso talks about his recent collection of short stories, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son. This collection of stories is national in scope and covers the Latino diaspora across the United States, touching on themes of estrangement and homeland. And Sergio takes a look at style as well, exploring the notion of time in literary expressions.
Also this week, check out the latest from Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles. This month he visits with Songwriter/musician and guitarist Hirth Martinez. From humble beginnings in East Los Angeles Hirth has gone on to write songs covered by everyone from Carly Simon to Manfred Mann and Julio Iglesias. He has collaborated with the likes of Robbie Robertson of The Band and Ray Charles. Don’t miss this fascinating interview.
Also this week, we visit with the collective of women singers, Cihuatl Song, as they perform a traditional Aztec song, sung in Nahuatl, whose text questions self discovery and identity. Play it once, then play it again and read the translation carefully.
Lastly this week, check out acclaimed author Pat Mora as she reads her poem, “Madre.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!