THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MICHEAL SEDANO ON “THE FABULOUS SINKHOLE COMES TO LIFE,” BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON “CELEBRATING THE CUATRO,” DON FELIPE ON “IF NOT FOR THE G.I. BILL” AND MITOTE PERFORMING “LA BRUMA” AND LAS CAFETERAS PERFORMING “EL CASCABEL.”
Hola Latinopians! We’re a little behind schedule this week because our founder and chief bottle-washer Jesús Treviño was up to his pteradactls in launching a public staged reading of his new play The Fabulous Sinkhole. Michael Sedano weighs in on this in his guest blog, “The Fabulous Sinkhole Comes to Life.” Check out this review of this work-in-progress. Check it out.
Also this week, Burundanga Boricua founder and spokesperson José Umpierre gives us a considered look at the Puertorican “cuatro,” a musical instruments that spans hundreds of years. While we at Latinopia don’t have examples of the Puertorican cuatro to share, we do have examples of the cuatro as it is used by two different groups, La Cafeteras and the musical group Mitote.Check out these musical renderings using the cuatro.
Don Felipe de Ortego returns with a new blog, this one on a posting in the American Legion Magazine showcasing Henry Kissinger and Hank Greenberg because they were the products of the G.I. Bill. So Don Felipe asks, and what about us Latinos who fought in WW II and benefited from the G.I,. Bill? Don’t we count? So he turned the tables and answered the same questions put to Kissinger and Greenberg, only from a Chicano perspective. Check it out.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!