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  • Text: ...He plays the vibraphone, is a free- lance photographer, and a documenter and promoter of Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean music. Mr. Flores is also founding member of the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and a former coordinator for Project Kalinda, at Columbia College’s Center for Black Mus...
Carlos Flores video interview and biography

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  • Description: In Puerto Rico in the 1940s, Mr. Rodríguez would entertain his siblings by improvising jibaro music after working a hard day in the fields. Like other Puerto Rican pioneers in Chicago, he brought his love of music with him to the city and continued this tradition there.
  • Text: In Puerto Rico in the 1940s, Mr. Rodríguez would entertain his siblings by improvising jibaro music after working a hard day in the fields. Like other Puerto Rican pioneers in Chicago, he brought his love of music with him to the city and continued this tradition there.
Román Rodríguez inerview and biography

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  • Description: ...Hernández has been called the unofficial, “Poet Laureate of Chicago.” He blends folk, jazz, and Afro-Latin music that chronicles the pedestrian walking down Chicago’s streets. One of his famous poems is called “La Armitage” and features the neighborhood of Lincoln Park and severa...
  • Text: ...His poem, “Immigrants/Liquid Thoughts” was included on the audio anthology, “A Snake in the Heart: Poems and Music by Chicago Spoken Word Performers” (1994). Today, David Hernández lives in Wicker Park, continues to be active in the community, and to collaborate with the Young...
David Hernández video interview and biography

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  • Description: ...His recent articles include “Out Loud and Into Print” in the May/June 2012 issue of City View (NC). He writes on music and his publications include features on “Hootie and the Blow Fish,” and singer and song writer “Rene Marie in Pluck!” He has written and broadcast twelv...
  • Text: ...His recent articles include “Out Loud and Into Print” in the May/June 2012 issue of City View (NC). He writes on music and his publications include features on “Hootie and the Blow Fish,” and singer and song writer “Rene Marie in Pluck!” He has written and broadcast twelve ...
Melvin Lewis video interview and biography

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  • Description: ...d in a convent for some time and attends church regularly at St. Joseph’s in Grand Rapids. Mr. Mateo, who also dabbles in music, has played and sung for the church choir. He is a community organizer. Mr. Mateo has also worked on several Young Lords projects including the Latino Support ...
  • Text: ...ed in a convent for some time and attends church regularly at St. Joseph’s in Grand Rapids. Mr. Mateo, who also dabbles in music, has played and sung for the church choir. He is a community organizer. Mr. Mateo has also worked on several Young Lords projects including the Latino Support G...
Patrick Mateo video interview and biography

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  • Text: ...Spain for 800 years and influenced Latino nations in many ways. Mr. Romero explains how the Moors even contributed to jibaro music in their sounds and song chants. Maria Romero, his sister, remains a full-fledged member of the Young Lords in her heart. In the 1970s she ran the office at Wil...
Carmelo Romero interview and biography

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  • Text: ... is a musician who has played in several bands. He loves blues and plays rock and roll, country, Motown, Puerto Rican iibaro music, among others. Mr. Vasquez learned jibaro when he lived within a Puerto Rican household for several years in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He met José “Cha-Cha” ...
Carlos Vasquez video interview and biography

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  • Description: ...They would all have a chance to express themselves in a variety of ways, including discussion, with music, or in sports. The only problem came from the adults. Some wanted to make it more ecumenical to include the community at large and others wanted the organization to be more faith-based....
  • Text: ...They would all have a chance to express themselves in a variety of ways, including discussion, with music, or in sports. The only problem came from the adults. Some wanted to make it more ecumenical to include the community at large and others wanted the organization to be more faith-based....
Charlyne Martínez-Villegas video interview and biography