THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THE BEST LATINOPIA VIDEOS OF 2015, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON NAVIDAD, SAL BALDENEGRO ON THE SILENCE OF THE SHEEP, JULIO MEDINA WITH A NEW SERENDIPITY PHOTOGRAPHY.
Hola mis queridos! Your Tia Tenopia here winding down this year and looking forward to el año entrante. We thought we’d showcase three of our best videos of the last year. We visit with El Teatro Campesino as they perform “Popul Vuh: Heart of Heaven” in an open air venue in downtown Los Angeles. What’s cool about this production is that although it is El Teatro Campesino, it is the new generation, sons of Luis and Lupe Valdez and Danny and Armida Valdez, that drives this awesome production. We also showcase acclaimed actress Julie Carmen speaking about her role in the classic film The Milagro Beanfield War, directed by Robert Redford and produced by Moctesuma Esparza. And a third video we thought stood out in last years videos, is our interview with Hector Tobar, author of Deep, Dark, Down, the story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners on which the recently released motion picture is based.
Our bloggers Jose Umpierre and Salomon Baldenegro return with their respective blogs. José Umpierre, known to his friends as “Gugu,” reports to us about Christmas in Puerto Rico. Is there snow there? And Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa column looks at why we’re so ready to attack the other side but back away from being critical of people who claim to be on our political side but who work against our best interests–real food for thought. Our Bogota based photojournalist (yes, and accomplished actor in the US and Colombia) Julio Medina brings us another of his Serendipity photos.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!