THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THE REAL FIRST THANKSGIVING, RICARDO ROMO ON ARTIST AND MUSEUM FOUNDER SYLVIA OROZCO, MARK GUERRERO’S EAST L.A. MUSIC STORIES ON L’IL RAY JIMENEZ AND LUIS TORRES REMEMBERS THANKSGIVING AS NOT ENOUGH LEFT OVERS.
Thanksgiving is with us again and we couldn’t resist republishing this piece on the true first Thanksgiving which took place not in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as is popularly promulgated, but rather in what is now El Paso, Texas. What you say? Check out this cool essay on the true origins of this holiday that is celebrated nationwide each year without acknowledging where it really took place. And, hablando de thanksgiving, our regular blogger Luis Torres weighs in on how he remembers Thanksgiving and what a surprise it was whe he first encountered the concept of “leftovers.”
Also this week, Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report highlights artist and founder of the Mexic-Arte gallery, Sylvia Orozco. This gifted artist and entrepreneur has done much to advance Chicano/Latino art in Texas. Check out Ricardo’s essay and the accompanying art.
And this week, singer, songwriters and archivist Mark Guerrero delivers another interview with a great from the Chicano music past, his East Los Angeles Music Stories this week features musician L’il Ray Jimenez, one of the leading voices of the 1960s Chicano sound.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!