Museo de las Americas exhibit honors Pachuco culture

Museo de las Americas exhibit honors Pachuco culture

By Sonia Gutierrez – 9News.com – Video Capture: 9 News. An exhibit at Museo de las Americas celebrates the unique fashion and language of the Pachuco culture of the 1930s and 1940s.  The “Pachuco y Sieranas exhibit,” which started in February...
Sarita Peralta on Style, Fashion and Family at Viva la Sirena

Sarita Peralta on Style, Fashion and Family at Viva la Sirena

By Mauricio Rocha – WestWord.com – Photo: Courtesy of Museo de las Americas. Photo: Sarita Peralta (left) and one of the models in Viva La Sirena. Creativity runs in the family: Sarita Peralta, a homemaker who dabbles in designing accessories, is the...

The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

By Michelle Threadgould – Racked.com. One of the earliest moments when rosaries appeared in the popular fashion consciousness happened in ’30s and ’40s Los Angeles. Chicano youth, known as pachucas and pachucos, wore rosary beads in part to proudly highlight...
Pachuco Boogie

Pachuco Boogie

By AmericanSabor.org – Photo Don Tosti Papers/CEMA 88 Pachuco boogie was a Mexican American dance music that alternated between African American and Afro-Caribbean styles. In the late 1930s young Mexican American men and women rejected by both American and...