THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO ON THE WOLF AT THE DOOR, LIZ COLUNGA ON OUR SOLDIERS WHO ARE STILL THERE, TRINI LOPEZ ON CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES, AND WE REVISIT THE 2009 REUNION OF CHICANO MOVEMENT ACTIVISTS.
This week Jose Umpierre brings us another update on the current crisis in Puerto Rico, with the closing of the university, the cutbacks on health and other facilities, the wolf is truly at the door. Check out Umpierre’s analysis of the outrage sweeping the island nation. We remember this year’s Memorial Day with documentary filmmaker Liz Colunga’s powerful documentary “They Are Still There” reminding us that even as we remember the Americans who have sacrificed in years past, these sacrifices continue today. And we recall a different kind of memory in revisiting the 2009 Reunion of Chicano Movement activists. Check out this three-part video remembrance. And, of course, tune into Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles. This month it’s the career and music of Trini Lopez!
Enjoy you week on Latinopia!