Arts & Culture
(Español) “Porque vimos las injusticias, primero lo que estaban haciendo con los trabajadores, la compañía. Después vimos las injusticias con la película, porque estábamos de acuerdo en que esta película estaba platicando de la vida de los trabajadores, de la gente pobre, y qué es lo que tiene que hacer la gente pobre para no estar bajo el mando de cualquiera”.
As many in Silver City, NM, celebrate the 60th anniversary of the once banned film Salt of the Earth, original cast members join this program to share memories and reflect on the changes catalyzed by the legendary movie and the historic events captured by the filmmakers. The film portrays a real life strike of Chicano [...]
Ron Quesada is about to launch his first album with his novel musical proposal. Quesada hopes to have an impact on young Filipino-Americans, to help them learn more about their cultural roots.
(Español) El Departamento de Policía que tanto hostigó a los mexicanos en aquel tiempo es hoy en su mayoría un departamento de mexicanos. El ambiente de hostilidad anti sindical en la nación, en cambio parece regresar estos días, sobre todo en algunos recintos de la Cámara de Representantes.
On the 60th anniversary of the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth, unionists, scholars and Chicano activists mark the milestone with celebrations. The film portrays a real life strike of Chicano mine workers in New Mexico and the revolutionary role their wives played in the picket lines.
On the 60th anniversary of the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth, unionists, scholars and Chicano activists mark the milestone with celebrations. The film portrays a real life strike of Chicano mine workers in New Mexico and the revolutionary role their wives played in the picket lines. Rosaura Revueltas, the Mexican actress who starred in [...]
Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska won the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor of the Spanish-speaking world. She became the first Mexican woman in receiving this prestigious award. Poniatowska, 81, is the author of “Massacre in Mexico,” “Hasta No Verte Jesús Mío,” and most recently “El Universo o Nada”, among many books. In this [...]
The heated debate over oil privatization in Mexico has arrived in Los Angeles. In addition to political discussion, there is also now artistic reflection, by the well-known cross-border artist, Marcos Ramírez ERRE. The exhibit is titled “A Game of Deceptioon: Of Oil, Soccer, and other Bets” and is being shown at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Our correspondent in Los Angeles, Rubén Tapia, has more on the exhibit and the artist. This feature is part of the series Raíces: Stories About Grassroots Artists.
Richly ornamented lion heads jump and move with energetic waving movements during the parades to celebrate Chinese New Year, in late January or early February. With the lion dance, young dancers from California are keeping a tradition alive, dancing in the streets with colorful lion costumes, to the rhythm of a drum. The ancient Chinese tradition has its roots in kung fu and other martial arts, and it is supposed to scare away bad spirits and bring good luck. Our reporter, Farida Jhabvala Romero, attended a lion dance in Newark, in Northern California, where she was surrounded by dozens of smiling children and families enjoying the show. This feature story is part of our series Raíces: Stories about Grassroots Artists.
More than 1,000 people filled a theater in downtown Sacramento, the capital of California, to give homage to the pioneer of the Chicano arts movement, José Montoya, who died in September at 81. The posthumous tribute was an extraordinary meeting of Chicano intellectuals and social activists of Northern California. Fernando Andrés Torres was at the tribute event and has this story, to remember this great poet and painter. This feature is part of our series Raíces: Stories About Grassroots Artists.