THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: DIANE HERNÁNDEZ VELARDE ON LA TAMALADA, RICARDO ROMO ON CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ, JAMES DEL CAMPO REVIEWS EUGENE AGUILERA’S LATINO BOXING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ AT THE BORDERLANDS EXHIBIT.
As we bring this year to a close, everyone is thinking of holiday food and none is more popular than tamales. Check out Diane Hernández Velarde as she leads a group of friends into the annual tamalada ritual. This video will make you want to get out and start making tamales right away!
This week blogger Ricard Romo brings us insight into the career of famed San Antonio artist César Martínez who is best known for his iconic “bato” and “pachuco” series. In the accompanying video filmed at the San Antonio Borderlands art exhibit, we showcase the full range of César Martínez’s imagery.
Also this week, guest blogger James Del Campo brings us his review of a new book on boxing by Eugene Aguilera. The book, Latino Boxing in Southern California, is a follow up to Aguilera’s previous Mexican Boxing in Los Angeles. Check out the review and you’ll for sure want to get a copy of the book!
Enjoy your weekon latinopi and Feliz Navidad!