THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON THE CHICANO GENERATION, RICARDO ACUNA’S RICKY LUV VIDEO, MARIA JIMENEZ HENLEY ON HER ROLE IN THE ORIGINAL WESTSIDE STORY, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON PUERTO RICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE US AND JULIE CARMEN ON DEPRESSION AND HOW YOGA CAN HELP.
Hola Latinopians! This week we reprise some evergreen blogs and videos that merit a look if you haven’t already seen them. We begin with Luis Torres’s Tales of Torres commenting on the “Chicano Generation.” Many of us were activists in the 1970s, in what has been called the Chicano Generation. A recent book by Mario Garcia raises questions about that generation. Check out Luis’s take on the book and on the Chicano Generation.
Ricardo Acuna brings us an original Ricky Luv video, “Ride” which asks the question what is all that bus riding about, really? Ricardo takes an ordinary bus ride and makes it metaphoric about the human condition. Not to be missed.
Also not to be missed, dancer turned choreographer and assistant director Maria Jimenez Henley talks about her role in the original Westside Story, and how she almost didn’t make it to be the stage and later the film ensemble. What Maria had to do is both inspiring and pride-inducing.
Jose Umpierre takes a long look at Puerto Rican immigration to the United States and sets it in a historical context of the history of US domination in Puerto Rico. With the current economic crisis in Puerto Rico, this look at the history of immigration helps us better understand why the Puerto Rican diaspora continues to this date.
Also this week, Julie Carmen brings us another of her Yoga Talk video. This week she look at how yoga can intervene with depression. We’ve all had our moments of depression and here is a unique way of dealing with it. Check it out!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!