THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LATINOPIA EVENT 1984 LATINOS WIN THE COVETED PULITZER PRIZE, MARK GUERRERO’S E.L.A. MUSIC STORIES WITH LITTLE WILLIE G, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE AMAZING WORK OF PRINTMAKER JUAN DE DIOS MORA AND LOS FABULOCOS BRING US UNA PURA Y DOS CON SAL.
This week we celebrate an event that took place many years ago but is still worth remembering. By 1983, Chicano reporters and journalist working at the Los Angeles Times had reached critical mass enough to enable them to plan for a major multipart series of articles on the status of Latinos in Southern California. The series involved 13 Mexican American reporters and columnists and a half dozen Latino photographers working for six months to write the articles which covered all aspect of Latino life. To the surprise of Los Angeles Times staffers, the reportage was awarded the 1984 Pultizer Prize. Frank Sotomayor, co-editor of the series, speaks about how the series came about in this Latinopia video.
Also this week, Mark Guerrero’s East Los Angeles Music Stories brings us the story of the fabulous music of Little Willie G. Best known as the lead singer of the 60s group Thee Midniters, Little WIllie G reminisces with Mark on his career and music.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report brings us a visit with master printer maker Juan De Dio Mora. You got to see this artist’s amazing prints to truly appreciate what an incredible artist he truly is. Don’t miss checking out this report.
Last but not least, the group Los Fabulocos bring us their original Una Pura y Dos Co Sal. Don’t ask.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!