While some of my June recommendations may have been produced and distributed by such corporate entities as Netflix and HBO Max, they share one thing in common: they are all made of stars—Bardem, Banderas, Cruz, García, Estefan, J.Lo.
The music of Nancy Sánchez, who was born in Toluca, Mexico but immigrated to California when she was three, reflects both sides of her culture in a style she’s coined “regional alternativo.”
Panamanian American author Cristina Henríquez’s novel tackles immigration issues that still have valence today, but complicates the stereotypical narrative of Mexican immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally that often dominates Latinx immigration stories in popular media.
Hector chats with Mala Muñoz, a writer, podcast producer, and co-host of Locatora Radio and host of Marijuanera.
Hector chats with Constanza Eliana Chinea, a Puerto Rican activist and educator whose work focuses on anti-racism and decolonization.
Silvana Estrada just released a new single and video for “Tristeza” and is set to tour the U.S. for the first time opening for Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Puerto Rican-Cuban singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xenia Rubinos plays with audiovisual storytelling in her new cinematic obra, ‘Una Rosa.’
Host Hector Luis Alamo chats with Inarú Guara, a Puerto Rican activist and community organizer, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.