October 8, 1999

Community Events

Celebrating Over 500 Years of Raza Resistance Día de la Raza Celebration

A night of Chicano Culture and Movement will be showcased at the Centro Cultural de la Raza on Saturday October 9th, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. We will celebrate our people's strength in the face of adversity and our ability to unite under the worse of conditions. This evening of resistance and unity will enable us to recognize the immediate tasks at hand of moving forward our movement toward true democracy. Also included will be a special recognition by Unión del Barrio.

The following talent will be showcased:

Breezin' — Playing the hottest Oldies and Chicano Rock Favorites

Julian Briano y Sus Hermanos de Durango — One of the best Norteño groups on both sides of the Border

Rosa Marta Zarate — All the way from Riverside, she will move you with boleros and La Nueva Canción

Carlota Hernandez — Chicana Folk and rancheras

Gerardo Villanueva — Chicano Mariachi from Logan

Art Work from: Victor Ochoa, Marlo Torero

Dances from: Toltecas en Aztlán, Ballet Folklorico Yaqui

...And booths from community organizations

Food and drinks will be available throughout the night. Please reserve October 9th on your calendar. It will be a weekend of non-stop chicano culture and fun!


Koryn Cuevas Opens 2nd Annual Festival De Mariachi at the Moonlight Amphitheatre with Mariachi Chávez

VISTA — Koryn Cuevas, who is only 13 years old, is the newest break-through artist to come up following the traditional regional mariachi music style will be one of the headliners at The 2nd Annual Festival De Mariachi, Oct. 9th.

Koryn who is a local native of San Diegian has recorded her first CD with the renowned Mariachi Sol de America, titled "Mi Amigo el Pajarillo."

Koryn will be accompanied by "Mariachi Chávez de Lemon Grove", a local mariachi group, who has performed for many years in San Diego County.

Also, Mariachi Tlaquepaque a premier mariachi group out of Los Angeles will be accompanying singer Erika Ortiz from Mexico.

Also appearing will be "Yvette Oceguera" who has recorded their own CD. Other Mariachi groups will be "Mariachi Champa a Nevín" from San Diego.

The 2nd Annual Festival De Mariachi at Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre at 1200 Vale Terrace Road in Vista, California, will be on Saturday, October 9, 1999, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are available through Vis-Tix, (760) 724-2110 or Hispanos Unidos at (760) 740-9561. Excellent seating are still available, ticket prices are $25 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission. Children under 5 years old are free.


Halloween Carnaval '99 / "Dia de las Brujas"

October 31, Anna Brazil presents Halloween Carnaval '99 at the Portuguese Hall in Point Loma, 2818 Avenida de Portugal in Point Loma.

This Brazilian Halloween Party feature's Witches, Ghouls and Goblins. The evening's festivities also include a Costume Contest, with Cash Prizes to the winner.

Dance non-stop as DJ Baiano spins the latest in Samba, Pagode, Reggae Brasileira, Brazilian Funk, and Samba-Reggae rhythms.

Feijoada (Black Beans, Sausage over rice) / Caipirinhas / and Salgadinhos (Brazilian appetizers) por Aparecida will be sold throughout the evening. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $10 ... 18+ / 21+ w/full bar + ID. For more information (619) 273-3032 www.brazilcarnival.com


"Viva Kennedy" a lecture by Dr. Ignacio Garcia

The UC San Diego Departments of Literature and History present a Lecture by Dr. Ignacio M. Garcia, Brigham Young University

"Viva Kennedy! Mexican Americans in Search of Camelot" Wednesday at 4 p.m. October 13, 1999 UCSD Cross-Cultural Center.

Dr. Garcia has written numerous books and articles in the area of Chicano/a history and politics. He is the author of United We Win (1989) and

Chicanismo: The Forging of a Militant Ethos among Mexican Americans (1997).


Program on Octavio Paz at City College Oct. 15

Octavio Paz, Mexico's celebrated essayist and poet will be to topic of a slide-lecture program by Gregorio Like, noted expert on Mexican art and culture, at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, in the San Diego City College Theatre, 1450 C street at the corner of 15th in downtown San Diego.

The free program will feature the impact that Nobel-prize winner Paz had on the world during his 84 years of life. Paz was a "champion of democracy in Mexico and all of Latin America," according to an article in the Los Angeles Times after his death last year.

One of his best known works, is "The Labyrinth of Solitude," which reflects the differences between Mexico and the United States and "whose lessons are as fresh today as when they were published in 1950," said the L.A. Times.

Speaker Luke is a former cultural attache to the Mexican consulate and internationally renowned art historian specializing in the art and artists of Latin America. He is also director of the Latin American Museum of Art.

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