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Raza, As you know, you'll need to include research in your Music paper. To help us learn the ropes of research and ensure that we're selecting quality research, please view and take notes on the two links down below. This is due before class on Thursday, April 9th. How to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Chicanos and Social Change
Peep the video by Las Cafeteras and listen to their rendition of a veracruzana classic, "La Bamba." Just as many have sung this timeless tune before them, Las Cafeteras do what a lot of Chicano/a musicians do: they resusitate the past and fuse it to make it their own. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Chicanos and Social Change
The narrator is Ramon "Chunky" Gonzalez. You have seen and heard him in the documentary on Chicano Park, and you will hear his music in our next unit. Please take a moment to view this comedic video on the Americanization of mexican names that generations of kids have undergone. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Chicanos and Social Change
Tips for a successful post: 1. Remember the goal is around 200 words--significantly less will result in not receiving full credit; too much more runs the risk of losing your readers. 2. Format Your Material Appropriately: a) give your post an interesting name that provides your reader a sense of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Chicanos and Social Change
Comments Due: Thursday, March 26th, at 9 PM. Comments Now that all of you have posted your paragraphs, it's time to comment on them. Comments build on the ideas of a post. To comment on a post click on the title and scroll down to the comment box. Specifics: The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Chicanos and Social Change
101ers, In preparation for Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit, please scan the following news clippings to get an idea of the senstational Anti-Mexican sentiment found in LA newspapers of the time. This first news clipping is dated a few days before the riots began. Pay close attention to the claims made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at Chicanos and Social Change