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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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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Puerto Rican Text
Feb04

Puerto Rican Text

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Latino Flashpoint
Feb04

Latino Flashpoint

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La Bamba

This entry briefly traces several trajectories of “La Bamba,” the traditional Mexican wedding song from the Veracruz region, in the son jarocho style, which blends Spanish, indigenous, and African musical elements. Anthony Macias UC Riverside This entry briefly traces several trajectories of “La Bamba,” the traditional Mexican wedding song from the Veracruz region, in the son jarocho style, which blends Spanish, indigenous, and...

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1823. The Poetry of Exile: Heredia Arrives in the United States

But the English languge is incomprehensible to Heredia. He cannot understand “even one syllable” in the morning paper. And thus his first impression of the United States creates a sense of “total isolation.” Rodrigo LazoUC Irvine The ferocious December wind prevents the ship Galaxy from landing at Cape Cod, forcing it to stop at an island near Falmouth, Massachussetts. José María Heredia, not yet 20 and fleeing Cuba, debarks to...

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