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THE LATINIZATION OF ART & CULTURE IN AMERICA
Understanding Its Impact and Why it Matters

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Some significant books for reference about U.S. Latinas and Latinos:

Alcaraz, Lalo. “La Cucaracha,” Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004

Gonzales, Juan. "Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America," Viking Penguin, 2000

Hayes-Bautista, David. "La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State," University of California Press, 2004

Kun, Josh. "Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America," University of California Press, 2005

Martinez, Ruben. "Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail," Metropolitan Books, 2001

----------------. "The New Americans," The New Press, 2004

Marin, Cheech. "Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge," Bullfinch Press, Little, Brown and Co., 2002

Morales, Ed. "Living in Spanglish: The Search for Latino Identity in America," St. Martin's Press, 2002

------------. "The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond," Da Capo Press, 2003

Noriega, Chon A. and Belcher, Wendy, eds. “I Am Aztlan: The Personal Essay In Chicano Studies,” UCLA Chicano Studies research Center Press, 2004

Quinones, Sam. "True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, The Popsicle Kings, Chalino, and the Bronx," University of New Mexico Press, 2001

Roberts, John Storm. "The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States," second edition, Oxford University Press, 1999

Rodriguez, Clara E., ed. “Latin Looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Media,” Westview Press, 1997.

Rodriguez, Richard. "Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father," Penguin Books, 1992

------------------. "Brown: The Last Discovery of America," Penguin Books, 2002

Stavans, Ilan. "Latino USA: A Cartoon History," illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz, Basic Books, 2000

Vasconcelos, Jose. "La Raza Cosmica (The Cosmic Race)," translated by Didier T. Jaen, California State University, Los Angeles, 1979; second edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997

Wilson , Clint C., Gutierrez, Felix F., Chao, Lena M. "Racism, Sexism, and the Media: The Rise of Class Communication in Multicultural America," Sage Publications, 3 rd Edition, 2003

Significant films that shaped ideas about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, for better or worse:

“Alambrista” by Robert Young

“American Me” by Edward James Olmos

“Born in East L.A.” by Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong

“Break of Dawn” by Issac Arsenstein

“Carlitos Way” -- for casting Al Pacino

“Come and Take It Day” -- independent film by Jim Mendiola

“Crossover Dreams” by Leon Ichazo

“El Mariachi” by Richard Rodriguez

“El Norte” by Gregory Nava

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” -- for Benicio Del Toro’s performance as Oscar Acosta

“Hangin’ with the Homeboys” by Joe Vasquez

“La Bamba” by Luis Valdez

“Lone Star” by John Sayles

“Los Angeles Now” by Phillip Rodriguez

“Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana” by Phillip Rodriguez

“Sandlot” -- Walt Disney film normalizes the Latino image

“Scarface” by Brian De Palma

“Selena” by Gregory Nava

“Senorita Extraviada” by Lourdes Portillo

“Three Amigos” by John Landis -- example of the way Hollywood has portrayed, spoofed, humiliated the image of the Mexican

“Touch of Evil” by Orson Welles – border noir

“Traffic” by Steven Soderberg -- border noir

“Treasure of the Sierra Madre” by John Huston -- see “Three Amigos” note

“West Side Story” by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

“Zoot Suit” by Luis Valdez

Significant bands, musicians and releases that shape understanding and perception of U.S. Latinas and Latinos:

Banda El Recodo:
Ruben Blades: “Buscando America,” "Maestra Vida" and “Siembra” (with Willie Colon)
Tego Calderon: (godfather of reggaeton)
Ry Cooder, producer: “Buena Vista Social Club” and “Chavez Ravine”
Café Tacuba: “Re”
Celia Cruz: "Exitos Eternos" and "100% Azucar"
Chetes:
Daddy Yankee: "Barrio Fino"
El Gran Silencio: “Libres y Locos,” “Huapanator,” “Chuntaros Radio Poder” and “Super Riddim Internacional, Vol. 1”
El Gran Combo: "30 Aniversario"
Fania All Stars:
Gilberto Gil: "Parabolico"
Ely Guerra: “Lotofire”
Lalo Guerrero:
Hector Lavoe/Willie Colon: "El Juicio"
Juanes: “Fijate Bien”
Kid Creole and the Coconuts: "Ultimate Collection" or "Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places"
Latin Playboys: “Latin Playboys”
Los Lobos: "Just Another Band from East LA" and "Colossal Head"
Los Latigos:
Los Panchos: (the album w/ Edie Gorme)
Los Tigres del Norte:
Maldita Vecindad: “Pachuco”
Manu Chao: “Clandestino,” "Proxmia Estacion” and “Esperanza"
Manu Negra: “Viva Zapata”
Ricky Martin: "Ricky Martin"
Mecromina:
Steven Morrissey:
Nina:
Nortec Collective: " Tijuana Sessions Vol. 1"
Os Mutantes: "Everything is Possible (Best of)"
Ojos de Brujo:
Orishas: “Emigrante”
Ozomatli: “Ozomatli”
Eddie Palmieri: "The Sun of Latin Music"
Tito Puente: "Dance Mania"
Jenni Rivera: “La Malandrina”
Lupillo Rivera: “Despreciado”
Sam the Sham: "Woolly Bully" (single)
Chalino Sanchez:
Carlos Santana: "Santana" (1st album), "Abraxas"
Shakira: "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1"
Sir Douglas Quintet: "Mendocino" (single)
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: "Un Gran Dia en el Barrio"
Super Aquello:
Tego Calderon: "El Aballarde"
US Latinos Los Lonely Boys:
Richie Valens: "La Bamba" (single)
Caetano Veloso: "Estrangeiro"
Julieta Venegas: “Casa Abandonado”
Yerba Buena: "President Alien"

Web Sites
Visual Arts

http://www.olacathedral.org/cathedral/art/doors1.html -- background on Robert Graham’s bronze doors for Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, for Oct. 18 visit

http://www.subcine.com/gonzalez.html -- More background on Rita Gonzales for Oct. 20, “The Conversation” session

http://www.apollo13art.com/research/0106/art/mgarcia.html -- More useful background on Miki Garcia for Oct. 20, “The Conversation” session

http://www.slanguagestudio.com -- Slanguage Gallery, for Oct. 20, “The Conversation” session

http://www.LatinArt.com – an excellent resource for anytime in addition to Oct. 20 visit to Slanguage Gallery

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/ -- Harry Gamboa’s web site and blog

http://www.loc.gov/spcoll/017.html -- Archive of Hispanic Culture, including a prints and photographs reading room

Music

http://kdle-fm.clearchannel.com/rdzone.html -- Chelina Vargas’s “The Red Zone” site for Oct. 18 visit

http://www.corridos.org/ -- Corridos( ballads), for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” session

http://www.arhoolie.com/ -- Arhoolie Records, for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” session

http://www.NacionalRecords.com – Latin Alternative Rock, for Oct. 19, “The Impact of Latin Music” and “Location, Location, Location” sessions

Journalism

http://pewhispanic.org/ -- the latest research chronicling Latinos’ diverse experiences in a changing America

http://www.nahj.org/home/home.shtml -- National Association for Hispanic Journalists, dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Many resources and reports

Latino and Hispanic Culture

http://www.hcfoundation.org/ -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center home page, the only national cultural institution dedicated to the study, advancement, and presentation of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities.

http://www.ciudadmag.com/ -- Tu Ciudad’s web site for Oct. 18. “Varieties of Experience” session

Articles
Music
http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/02/46/music-arellano.php -- Preview of Reventon Music Festival by Gustavo Arellano, “Five-Year Flop: Reventon Super Estrella Casts Doubt on God’s Existence.” Then read second item in http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/02/48/ lowballasschatter.php for Oct. 18, “Varieties of Experience” session

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/feature.php?ID=130 -- Arhoolie Article, for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” session

http://mixonline.com/recording/interviews/audio_arhoolie_ records_chris/ -- Arhoolie Article, for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” session

http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/archives/O/ b/ucl2259.shtml -- Corridos Press release, for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” session

http://markguerrero.net/articles.php -- Chicano Music Articles for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” session

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/98/36/quinones1.php Sam Quinones landmark piece on Chalino Sanchez, “Sing Now, Die Later¨The Ballad of Chalino Sanchez: Part 1,” for Oct. 19, “Resuscitating Latin Music” and “The Impact of Latin Music” sessions

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/08/arts/music/08lati.html? ex=1129262400&en=1d88991fdb43b2b7&ei=5070 – Jon Pareles’ piece on Latin Alternative Music Conference in NY Times, for Oct. 19 “Location, Location, Location” session

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/18/arts/music/ 18span.html?ex=1129262400&en=8fcd3f3695c99860 &ei=5070 – Jon Pareles’ piece on Salsa in NY Times, for Oct. 19, “Location, Location, Location” session

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3552370.stm -- article on narco corridos, music “so dangerous” it is banned, quoting La Opinion’s Antonio Mejias-Rentas, for Oct. 20 meeting

Visual Art

http://www.zonezero.com/magazine/essays/distant/ zmonta2.html -- article by Max Benavidez about the social forces that created the Chicano art scene

http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/04/38/notes-arellano.php -- Gustavo Arellano’s feature on Sali Heraldez of Sol Art Gallery & Café, for Oct. 22, “In Pursuit of A Story” session

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/38/theater-montoya.php. -- LA Weekly article by Richard Montoya about the politics of Latin arts making and selling, for Oct. 22, “In Pursuit of a Story” session

Journalism Issues

http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/content/5959.cfm -- Good background for the whole seminar, hedline, “Many markets, many choices: enaging the Latino audience”

http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/content/p5991_ c1388.cfm -- Good background for the whole seminar, hedline, “For diverse Hispanic market, a wide range of answers…and questions”

http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/content/p6009_ c1388.cfm -- Good background for the whole seminar, hedline, “As Hispanic markets change, the need to understand how remains the same”

http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/narrative_ ethnicalternative_spanishpress.asp?media=9 –- Trends in Spanish Language media, Kirk Whisler’s study, good background for whole seminar

http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/05/46/ask-arellano.php -- Gustavo Arellano’s “Ask A Mexican” column, for Oct. 18, “Varieties of Experience” session

http://www.stateofthemedia.org/2005/narrative_ ethnicalternative_audience.asp?media=9 Spanish language newspaper information, for Oct. 18 “Varieties of Experience” and Oct. 20 La Opinion meeting

http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/narrative_ ethnicalternative_spanishpress.asp?media=9 Spanish language press trends, for Oct. 18 “Varieties of Experience” and Oct. 20 La Opinion meeting

Latino Culture Stories

http://www.ocweekly.com/ink/02/11/cover-ziegler.php -- Gustavo Arellano and Chris Ziegler’s piece on Chicano punk, for Oct. 18, “Varieties of Experience” session

http://www.identitytheory.com/people/birnbaum31.html -- Interview with keynote speaker, Ruben Martinez, for Oct. 19 dinner reception

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/essays/april98/suro_4-29.html -- Interview with David Gergen and Roberto Suro from 2003 about the immigrant experience and impact of immigrants on US culture and lifestyle

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2002/nov/ educating_latinos/ -- series on Educating Latinos from NPR

http://groups.google.com/group/ne.motss/msg/1a1fcae 277b2a676?q=%22jack+miles%22&hl=en&lr=&ie= UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&rnum=7 – article on Proposition 187

TV and Film

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me- latino11sep11,1,4321052.story – Meg James for the LA Times, “Subtitles in prime-time? Media companies and advertisers looking to cash in on $700 billion in Latino buying power are saying yes,” for Oct. 20 visit to LATV and Oct. 21 visit to SiTV and Jeff Valdez

http://www.nhmc.org/nota06.htm -- “The Networks Barely hear the Latin Boom Outside” for Oct. 20 visit to LATV and Oct. 21 visit to SiTV

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/ 2003-07-04/screens_feature2.html -- A history of bilingiualism on TV for Oct. 20 visit to LATV and Oct. 21 visit to SiTV

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp? id=16479 –Piece about how LATV give youths responsibility for shaping the shows on its station, for Oct. 20 visit to LATV

http://www.hispaniconline.com/trends/2004/oct/cover/ -- article about Jeff Valdez co-founder and chairman of SiTV for Oct. 21 visit

http://www.business.txstate.edu/users/jb15/MGT4350/ Vitas/Valdez%20Vita.htm – profile on Jeff Valdez for Oct. 21

 

 
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