Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East L.A.

So there I was, just kinda blissfully cruisin' YouTube, which is kinda famous for serendipitously jerkin' me this way and that. I watched the video below and it took me to East L.A. and Whittier Boulevard and Lowriders (¡Que chachabingos!) and Hoppers and all in all fun to watch and flat killed an hour and I'll be back later, ese...

The California Council for the Humanities is an independent nonprofit organization and state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We support and create programs that bring Californians together around their history and culture. Since 2001 the Council has been engaged in a statewide initiative, California Stories, designed to tell the larger story of California. The latest campaign under California Stories, called How I See It, is giving young people opportunities to share — in their own words and through a variety of media — what their lives are like, what they care about, and what it's like to grow up in today's California.

No thank you very much. Been there, done that. I'm glad I grew up in the California I grew up in. It's long gone.

This 90-minute documentary tells the story of Chicano rock n roll and how it defined and continues to define the Latino community in East Los Angeles.

Thanks to CaCouncilHumanities.