THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MARK GUERRERO SHOWCASES “THE EASTSIDE SOUND,” ALFREDO SANTOS ON “WHAT HAPPENED TO US?” HECTOR GONZALEZ ON “CANNIBAL AND THE HEADHUNTERS,” AND RUDY AND STEVE SALAS ON TIERRA’S “TOGETHER.”
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Y hablando de eso. This week we take a look at the sixties Chicano music sound. We begin with Mark Guerrero’s look at the Eastside Sound with his interview with several of the lead songsters of the period. Check out his Chicano Music Chronicles!
Also this week our regular blogger Alfredo Santos weighs in on the politics of the Chicano movement and where we are now. He ask the question “What happened to us?” Check it out.
Also this week we repost two videos highlighting talent of the Eastside Sound era. Hector Gonzalez explains the story behind the success of the sixties rock group Cannibal and the Headhunters. This is a fascinating interview in which we learn the true story behind the anthem “Nah,nahnahnahnah.” And also we visit with the Salas Brothers whose hit “Together” has become an Oldies classic. Check out the back story on this awesome song and how the Steve and Rudy Salas brought it to life.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!