THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MARK GUERRERO ON HIS CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES, MANUEL MARTIN-RODRIGUEZ ON A VISUAL HISTORY OF CHICANO/A/X/ LITERATURE, SAL BALDENEGRO ON MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES FOR JUNE.
This week we continue with our Latinopia Pláticas. Our first one is with musician, performer and songwriter Mark Guerrero. Mark’s music has been recorded by the likes of Herb Albert, Trini López, Chan Romero and Lalo Guerrero. In this plática he talk about his own musical arc and about his his podcast Chicano Music Chronicles in which he interviews the whos-who of the Eastside Sound. And don’t miss Mark’s two-hour podcast showcasing his music on this month’s Chicano Music Chronicles.
This week, Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Más blog. This week he looks at a recent bill proposed in the California State Assembly challenging the importance of Mexican American Studies curriculum and speculating that students who take such studies will avoid taking the hard sciences. Whaaa? Check out the maestro’s response.
In another Plática, Professor Manual Martín-Rodríguez from the University of California at Merced brings us up to date on his ambitious Visual History of Chicano/a/x Literature. This is an amazing undertaking, the listing of all the books ever written by Chicano/a/x authors–why does this remind me of Jorge Luis Borjes? Check it out!
Your Tia knows that things are finally beginning to open up around the country, but not let your guard down. Be sure to wear your mask and follow the safe distancing guidelines.