THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON THE LEGACY OF CHRIST STRACHWITZ, HECTOR GALAN ON WHAT THE FILMMAKER BRINGS TO A DOCUMENTARY, RICARDO ROMO ON THE ART OF OMAR RODRIGUEZ AND MARK GUERRERO’S EAST LOS ANGELES MUSIC STORIES WITH JACK D’AMORE.
This week we look at music, art and film. Luis Torres and his Tales of Torres brings us a poignant remembrance of the late musicologist and record producer Christ Strachwitz who helped Luis Torres when he undertook to produce the very first album by the music group Los Lobos. Unbeknownst to most people, Strachwitz took a young Luis Torre sunder his wing and guided him through the steps on how to produce an album. All of this invaluable to bringing about the first Los Lobos album, Just Another Band from east Los Angeles.
Mark Guerrero continues the tradition of highlighting Eastside musical talent with his East Los Angeles Music Stories. This week he interviews Jack D’Amore, drummer and lead singer on a number of Eastside music groups of the 1960s.
Also this week, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Hector Galan speaks about what he as a Chicano filmmaker brings to a documentary that is national in scope, like his film Shakedown in Sane Fe which reports on the inmate riot at the Sante Fe Penitentiary.
And Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report returns. This week he looks at a recent exhibit of the work of Omar Rodriguez at the San Antonio campus of the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). Check out Omar’s cool modernist art works.
And last but not least, Mark Guerrero returns with his interviews with the makers of the Eastside sound. This week his East Los Angeles Music Stories delves into the music of Jack D’Amore. Check out this fascinating interview.
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