THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SALOMON BALDENEGRO ON LINGUISTIC RACISM, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES ON TRINI LOPEZ, ANGELA ROA PERFORMS “WE FACE THE STORM” AND TOMÁS YBARRA FRAUSTO ON “RASQUACHISMO.”
This week Sal Baldenegro examines recent doings at the Arizona State Legislature where the reading of Navajo and Yaqui Native American prayers are denied unless they are uttered in English. Check out the latest attack on Native American rights. Also this week, Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles interviews music legend Trini Lopez on his career and his music. The show is available on the Chicano radio Network each evening in May from 7 to 9 PM. Just click onto the CRN play button. Also this week, Chilean musician and songster Angela Roa performs her original composition, “We Face the Storm.” Also this week, we visit with Dr. Tomás Ybarra Frausto as he delves into the meaning of the word “rasquachis” and what it means in terms of artistic expression. A cool video not to be missed.
And at Week’s end watch for an original video excerpt from the new Chicano play, They Shoot Mexicans, Don’t They?