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La Bamba: A New Musical Era

Many of us of Latino/Chicano heritage grew up listening to rock ‘n’ roll radio in the late 1950s. As a result, we were delighted, along with the entire country, when the song “La Bamba” hit the airwaves. (You may click here to listen to the song on YouTube.) The singer with the euphonic, captivating voice […]

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The Bat Mitzvah

My parents raised me and my siblings in a highly traditional Mexican Catholic home. All of my grandparents were staunch Catholics from Mexico. The Revolutionary War forced them to migrate to “el norte” – up north into the relative safety of the United States. Fortunately, at the time, the United States welcomed them with open […]