THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LOUIE PEREZ OF LOS LOBOS ON HIS NEW BOOK, GOOD MORNING AZTLÁN, LUIS REYES ON HIS NEW BOOK, MADE IN MEXICO: HOLLYWOOD SOUTH OF THE BORDER AND MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES INTERVIEWS PAT VEGAS OF REDBONE.
This week Latinopia showcases two new important books, one on Latino Cinema and the other a landmark book by Louie Perez, music and and artist and co-founder of the rock band Los Lobos.
Made in Mexico: Hollywood South of the Border is a penetrating look at more than 100 films made in Mexico featuring Mexican and American locales and American actors and directors. Authored by Luis Reyes, whose love of Latino cinema has inspired several books including the landmark Hispanic in Hollywood (With Peter Rubie ) , Made in Mexico explores little known histories of filming by Hollywood in Mexico from the early years of cinema to the present.
Good Morning Aztlán, written by Louie Perez of the band Los Lobos, is a volume replete with lyrics of Los Lobos songs, paintings and drawings by Louie and essays by a variety of people covering Perez’s forty year career as a musician, songwriter and artist. In this guest video produced by Luis R. Torres and David Sandoval, Louie Perez talks about what led to his book and his expectations. Don’t miss these two important volumes.
Also this week, Mark Guerrero returns with his podcast Chicano Music Chronicles. This month Mark interviews Pat Vegas, lead singer and songwriter of the band Redbone.
Enjoy you rweek on latinoppia!