Archive for June, 2017
 

 
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The Music of the Rio Grande Valley

Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz once wrote that the musical traditions of the Tejanos of South Texas were influenced by not only Mexico, but also by their Anglo- American, African-American and immigrant neighbors like...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Artstability

For the past few years, violence has wreaked havoc among the poorest communities of Mexico.  I am not only referring to the number of casualties, but to the loss of economic revenue, especially for those communities which rely...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Coffee Break ?

It is very interesting to walk into a Starbucks coffee shop and see how everybody is so engaged in their own little world. I recently met there with a friend at 2:30 in the afternoon and noticed how most of patrons were “hook...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Seize the Day with Laughter

I recently had the opportunity of attending a workshop by Ramon Ramirez, creator of Smarty Cartoons where he shared his experiences in the world of cartoons, and encouraged aspiring artists. Cartoonist and art teacher, Ramon ha...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Caged Bird

I am posting this beautiful poem today in honor of those women who fight for their freedom and their rights all over the world. Our world seems to be on a frantic race to the future, but even nations that are perceived as moder...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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