1. thinkmexican:

    44th Chicano Park Day Celebration

    Organized by the Chicano Park Steering Committee

    The 44th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. This family event is always free and open to the public. The theme for the 2014 celebration is “La Tierra Es De Quien La Trabaja: The Land Belongs To Those Who Work It.”

    Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. Other dance groups include ballet folklorico troupes, Ballet Folklorico Tierra, Flor y Canto and Ballet Folklorico Azquetzalli and danza Zapateado rebelde by Mujeres en Resistencia. The event will also include a blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors.

    Live bands performing this year include Chocolate Revolution, Los Nativos, Sumatra, Big Quarters, Ruby Clouds, Trigger Nasty, Mariachi Imperial de San Diego, 2MX2, Project Unknown (Logan Teen Music Program), Back N Time, Radio La Chusma and Bill Caballero and friends. Speakers include Georgette Gomez of the Environmental Health Coalition and Rudy Gonzalez, son of the late Rodolfo ‘Corky’ Gonzales from the Crusade for Justice in Denver, Colorado and representatives from the Brown Berets de Aztlan, Amigos Car Club, Via International and the Chicano Park Steering Committee.

    In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars organized by the Amigos Car Club, kids (all ages) art workshop and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.

    For more information, visit Chicano-Park.com and the Chicano Park Steering Committee Facebook page.

     

  2. Chicano Batman - "Itotiani" Live at the Hobbyshop


    Chicano Batman plays the Hobbyshop Recording Studios on February 4th, 2011. Engineered by Andrew Murdock.
    Filmed by David Reich, Jimmy Fusil and Ben High.

     
     

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  4. ernestoyerena:

    Tomorrow my new print: GANAS TEX MEX CALAVERA is released on my site.  The print is a 18x24 inch silkscreen edition of 150.  Signed and numbered by myself. I appreciate your support. 

    This skull was originally scheduled to drop last November on Day of the Dead, but due to me moving from Austin back to Los Angeles I have postponed the release till now.  I created this calavera in honor of the rich history and culture of Mexican-Americans aka Chicanos in Texas or as most of them would like to call themselves: TEJANOS or TEJANAS.  As a member of a Norteño family, “norteño” meaning from the north of Mexico, I grew up listening to Norteño music which is the Mexican version of the German Polka.  I have always been a big fan of polkas and when I lived in Texas I began collecting Tejano records and began researching the culture.  If you grew up around German, Polish, Czech, Waila,  Norteño or Tejano Culture I hope you enjoy this tribute image to the culture.  For everyone else I hope you enjoy this print and more importantly I hope that this print inspires you to listen more to POLKA!

    To purchase print please visit http://hechoconganas.bigcartel.com

     

  5. chicanobatman:

    We are happy to announce that Chicano Batman’s sophomore album, “Cycles of Existential Rhyme”, will be released on February 18, 2014 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats in the US. The tracklist is as follows:
    El Frío
    Cycles of Existential Rhyme
    Lisandreando
    El Jalapeño
    She Lives on My Block
    El Frío II
    Fantasía
    Bilbao
    Amor Verde
    A Cool Blessing
    Magma
    Stoned Soul Picnic
    Wednesday Morning
    Para Agradecer

     

  6. flan-jaimemunoz:

    new painting.

     

  7. themuckenthaler:

    “Santa Monica Pier Circa 1930”
    This 1984 mural celebrating the area’s colorful past can be found in Parking Structure Six, 1431 2nd St. in Santa Monica. Come see Frank Romero’s work displayed in our gallery beginning Nov. 7th! http://themuck.org/nov-7-gallery-opening-reception-frank-romero/ #themuck #frankromero #santamonica #1930 #streetart

     

  8. flan-jaimemunoz:

    Come check out this group show on the 7th @ YOUth.

     

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  10. themuckenthaler:

    “Homage to the Downtown Movie Palaces”
    This 1990 mural located on Main Street, between 5th and 6th streets in L.A. depicts “a downtown landscape spotlighting some of the historic old theaters on Broadway.” Come see Frank Romero’s work displayed in our gallery beginning Nov. 7th! http://themuck.org/nov-7-gallery-opening-reception-frank-romero/ #themuck #frankromero #homage #moviepalaces #streetart

     

  11. Lalo Alcaraz - “Muerto Mouse” 2013


    CAM:

    I came upon this periodical while running errands this week of Chicano illustrator Lalo Alcaraz's artwork on the cover of the latest issue of OC WEEKLY (October 25-31, 2013 / Vol. 19 / #9).
    The artwork was originally inspired by the attempted trademark of the “Día de los Muertos” name for a Pixar film by The Walt Disney Company in May 2013.

     

  12. mayachapina:

    This Saturday! A benefit for cultural workers Rene Yañez and Yolanda Lopez who are being evicted from their homes in San Francisco under the Ellis Act. Looks to be an amazing event. At Brava Theater 8pm 24th and Bryant in the mission.