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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Puerto Rican Text
Feb04

Puerto Rican Text

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Belinda Carlisle Makes Out with Alice Bag!
Nov13

Belinda Carlisle Makes Out with Alice Bag!

Bag, born Alicia Armendariz, grew up in East Los Angeles, in a Spanish-Speaking, Mexican family. Her memoir, Violence Girl (Feral House, 2011), tells the story of her journey from a home filled with domestic violence and ranchera music to the cathartic, performative violence of the punk rock scene of late-1970s Los Angeles…. Marissa LópezUCLA “Alice Bag was another major force of feminine creativity and vision who also sang...

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