THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: DON FELÍPE ON MASKS OF IDENTITY, ANGELA ROA’S TOCO DESAFINADO, ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA ON 19TH AND VALENCIA, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES AND SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ’S TRUMP CARE MADE SIMPLE.
This week a potpourri of cultura.We begin with Chilean born songstress Angela Roa with her original composition “Toco Desafinado,” reminding us that what may sound out of tune to some may be right on to others. Next, San Francisco poet Alejandro Murguia takes us on a poetic tour of his neighborhood in the Mission District of San Francisco and some of the poets who have made it their home. Check out, “16th and Valencia.” Don Felipe de Ortego brings us another Bravo Road journey, this week looking at Masks of Identity. As always with Don Felipe, this is an exercise in academic rigor and insight, a journey worth the trip. As a teacher of high school students he discovered that his Ph. D. opened up new “liminal” possibilities for the students. If you haven’t listened to Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles,be sure to chekc out this month’s interview with drummer and musician Butch Rillera. And, our dear friend and cartoonist Sergio Hernandez weighs in with his latest commentary on the machinations of the Trump Whitehouse– Trump Care Made Simple.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!