The rain quickly falls on them as they run up the Kerckhoff steps. They hurried across the wet concrete, making sure not to fall or drop any of their equipment. Some used their jackets to cover their amps, some took off their shirts. All of them were trying to avoid as much rain as possible. […]
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She will always be etched into the fabric of our culture, even after twenty years since her murder. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the queen of Tejano music, was considerably the most influential Latina within the music and fashion worlds. She paved the way for Latina artists in an especially male dominated musical genre and redefined fashion in […]
On August 31st, Yuri’s Records hosted its annual chalk contest and in-store performances of local bands to celebrate the local talent in the South East Los Angeles area. Yuri’s has opened their doors to many local bands during their monthly showcase for the last two years. “There is so much talent in South Gate. Even […]
It’s been a month and I can still hear Bardo’s Yamaha YC-30 humming inside my ears. I get chills as I reminisce about the electric set that had everyone dancing at the Museum Courtyard of the Getty Center on July 12th. Chicano Batman performed for free as part of the Saturdays of the 405 concert […]
On July 20th, a pro-Palestine demonstration was held at Wilshire and Veteran. The protesters then marched for about a mile to the Consulate General of Israel on Wilshire and Granville. Please share any photos or experiences of this demonstration to lagente@ media.ucla.edu Created with flickr slideshow.
“Todos Los Angeles,” screams Chris Merlin, singer of Chencha Berrinches, and the large crowd of locals begin clapping their hands in unison. These locals helped sell out the 6th annual of Ska Wars, which was held at the Plaza de la Raza on Saturday February 8th. Thirty bands played on one of two stages for […]
On January 17, 2014, three members of La Gente’s original staff came to speak to the current staff members. Sam Paz, Josie Alavarez, and Laura “Woody” Rangel spoke of the past struggles and accomplishments of La Gente’s inception. Due to a lack of outlets for Latin@ sensitive articles, student activists created their own Latin@ newspaper, […]
A Día de Los Muertos Celebration was hosted by Self Help Graphics & Art, located on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights. Along with vendors and face painting, there was musical entertainment and altars. Little shops were set up to sell many Día de Los Muertos themed clothes and trinkets, while food vendors sold various things, […]
On October 1971, La Gente covered Cesar Chavez’s visit to UCLA where he condemned a proposition that would have taken away farm workers’ rights to strike and he also encouraged the boycott of lettuce. Taken from La Gente’s archive.
La Gente’s Free Your Mind project is aimed at incarcerated Latinos in California prisons. La Gente sends them letters, issues, and reading materials and in return the men write back with their stories and sometimes art pieces. La Gente is planning on expanding to include incarcerated women and children. However, due to cuts there has […]