THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON “¡PRINTING THE REVOLUTION!,” MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH HIRTH MARTINEZ, OLMECA AND FRIENDS JAMMING AND XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO ON OFFERINGS OF WITNESS AND REFUGE.
This week the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened a virtual gallery tour of the exhibit, ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. Ricardo Romo examines the work of master printmaker Malaquias Montoya, one of the featured artists in the collection. For more on the exhibit and the published book and calendar (Christmas gift?) visit: https://americanart.si.edu/press/printing-revolution-rise-and-impact-chicano-graphics
This month’s Chicano Music Chronicles features Mark Guerrero’s interview with musician and composer Hirth Martinez. Check out this fascinating interview with someone described as “Chicano music’s greatest secret.”
Also this week, we’re posting a rap jam session with bilingual rapper Olmeca and his friends at an impromptu jam session in East Los Angeles.
And poet Xochitl Julisa Bermejo reads from her collection of poems, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge.
Wear your mask, keep your distance and enjoy your week on Latinopia!