Viva Tirado
Jul16

Viva Tirado

Can an African American bandleader’s Mexicanized composition be considered Chicano music? Gerald Wilson is an African American jazz big band trumpeter, soloist, arranger, conductor, and composer whose musical legacy is heavily influenced by Latin music and Mexican culture. Wilson wrote, arranged, recorded, and performed Latin-tinged tunes and bona fide Latin jazz originals, including a couple of clave-driven gems. In particular, he is...

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Expressive Culture
Jul14

Expressive Culture

Examining Latina/o expressive culture allows us to assess the role of popular culture in Latino life, and the impact of Latinos on the development of not only American society, but also U.S., borderlands, and transnational popular culture. By unpacking this keyword we can explore the relationship between cultural production, circulation, and reception; between the culture industries’ means of production and the community’s diverse...

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Father Quintana

What is noteworthy… is not so much the story of a priest felled by native hands as much as the nature of the two differing accounts of his death from which the epigraphs above are drawn.

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Central American Lexicon

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Puerto Rican Text
Feb04

Puerto Rican Text

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Latino Flashpoint
Feb04

Latino Flashpoint

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