Not Your Grandfather’s Conjunto

By Katy Vine – TexasMonthly.com – Photo: Josh Huskin Photo: Cervantes (left) and Del Norte at the Squeezebox in San Antonio, Texas. Rapper Marco Cervantes, who performs as Mexican Stepgrandfather, and Álvaro Del Norte, founder of the accordion-powered punk...

The Rich Chicano Tradition of Black Velvet Paintings

By Sarah Rose Sharp – HyperAllergic.com – Image artist unknown. Image: “The Last Supper” on black velvet, artist unknown DETROIT — Velvet painting collector Elena Herrada began her introduction of Black Velvet: A Rasquache Aesthetic to me with a definition...

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