THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EDWARD VIDAURRA’S “REASON I DON’T OWN A GUN,” ALVARO HUERTA ON “WE DON’T NEED YOUR STINKIN’ WALL,” JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON “SAN SEBASTIAN STREET FESTIVAL AND HAMILTON” AND LOUIE PÉREZ ON “GOOD MORNING AZTLÁN.”
This week on Latinopia we visit Michael Sedano’s now-and-then literary get-together in Pasadena, California. This week poet Edward Vidaurre, on a visit from his hometown of McAllen, Texas, reads from his new collection of poetry “I took my Barrio on a Road Trip.” Here he reads “Reason I don’t own a Gun.”
Also this week, El Zocotroco, AKA José Umpierre, reflects on the limitless creativity and spirit of the Puerto Rican people as demonstrated by the annual San Sabastian street festival and the recent performances of the celebrated musical Hamilton in Puerto Rico.
Blogger Dr. Alvaro Huerta gives us his take on the government shutdown and what it really signifies with respect to Latinos in the United States. Check out his piece on “We don’t need Your stinkin’ Wall.”
And lastly, this week renowned musician and song writer Louie Perez reads from his new book at various Southland venues. Check out the video of Louie talking about his new book: “Good Morning Aztlán.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!