THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON ARTIST ARMANDO SANCHEZ, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES ON MUSICIAN Pc MUÑOZ, ANDREA GUTIERREZ ON HOW TO GROW OLD AND SANTA BARRAZA ON THE COLLISION OF TWO CULTURES IN NEPANTLA.
What up gente! Your Tia Tenopia here with another week of Latinopia. This week, San Antonio blogger Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report delves into the mural work of San Antonio artist Armando Sanchez. Among his claims to fame, was that he designed a t-shirt for the Mi Tierra restaurant in San Antonio which President Clinton wore on his morning jog while visiting the Alamo city. But Sanchez’s mural work covers many walls beyond the Mi Tierra restaurant. It is riveting. Check it out!
This month’s Chicano Music Chronicles podcast features Pc Muñoz, a multi-talented musician and performer. Host Mark Guerrero plays Pc’s latest music and interviews him about his music and career.
Poet Andrea Gutiérrez recalls us to her late grandmother who taught her How to Grow Old.
And last but not least, Tejano artist and muralist Santa Barraza explains her original piece Neplantla and how it merges ancient Aztec iconography with contemporary imagery giving it a distinctly modern non-Eurocenric spin.
Wear a mask, do safe distancing and enjoy our week on Latinopia!