Sunday, November 17, 2019

Many Latinos finally see themselves in a Presidential candidate

Musician Juan Tejeda sees something very familiar in Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, with his brown skin and roots in a poor Mexican-American neighborhood, Castro is the first who looks like him and has lived like him. “He is very indigenous and Chicano,” said Tejeda, a conjunto accordionist who has roots in the West Side neighborhood of […]

Guest Blogger: Joe Ray “Our Holiday Tradiciones”

Growing up near the Mexican border and having spent a few of my first few Holiday seasons in Sonora as well as Arizona, provided me the opportunity to observe and take part in various Holiday traditions. My family’s personal tradition of devotion was honoring Our Lady (La Virgen) de Guadalupe on December 12. This began […]

How Music Helps Shape Latino Identity

Jorge Andrés Herrera, an adjunct professor at California State University – Fullerton, says that music plays an important role in shaping Latino identity, and can transform and affect Latino culture. Herrera, who teaches Chicano Studies courses and is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, studies ethnomusicology, the study of how music influences and affects culture, and […]