THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CARLOS MUÑOZ ON THE L.A .THIRTEEN, LUIS TORRES ON JORGE RAMOS’S NEW BOOK STRANGER, SAL BALDENEGRO ON “LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN,” MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES ON LOUIE PÉREZ OF LOS LOBOS, LOUIE PÉREZ ON THE START OF LOS LOBOS AND LOUIE PÉREZ ON LA BAMBA.
We finish our week of “Blowout!” coverage with an interview with Carlos Muñoz one of those arrested following the 1968 E.L.A. Walkouts as part of the “The L.A. Thirteen..” Check this out: two months after the walk-outs, the Los Angeles Grand Jury indicted thirteen activists involved in the walkouts and charged them with conspiracy to disturb the peace. If convicted, the “L.A. Thirteen” faced 66 years in prison each. Listen to Muñoz’s account of his arrest and the trial that ensued.
Also this week. Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Más blog. This week he looks at how youthful generation from the time of the 1968 walkouts to the present have set the tone in advancing humanistic ideals, justice and human dignity. And Luis Torres brings us a review of the new book by acclaimed Mexican television newscaster and journalist Jorge Ramos, Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era .
Mark Guerrero returns with his monthly Chicano Music Chronicles. This month, all month long, you can hear an exciting interview with legendary musician, songwriter and performer Louie Pérez of Los Lobos. Just click onto the Chicano Music Chronicles thumbnail at Latinopia.com and tune each night in March at 7PM. To complement Mark’s amazing audio interview with Louie, we post two videos of Louie Pérez talking about how Los Lobos got started and the experience of doing the music for the film La Bamba. Not to be missed!
Enjoy your week on Latinpia!