Project Tag: Chicano

Ramón (Chunky) Sánchez

Photo from the Latino Legacy Foundation Chicano, Music, Activism Ramón (Chunky) Sánchez (1951-2016) Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez, charismatic elder musician and composer, mentor, educator, and activist, lent his talents and consejos (advice) to youth, adults and all interested. Chunky’s signature sound was committed to Mexican traditions with a Chicano style uniquely his own. He gave traditional …

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Jesús (Chuy) Negrete

Photo by Jesus Macarena-Avila of Instituto de Nuestra Cultura / Courtesy of the Negrete family. Chicano, Music, Activism, Education, Ethnomusicology Jesús (Chuy) Negrete (ca 1949-2021) Jesús “Chuy” Negrete was a musician, storyteller, broadcaster, activist, folk historian, humorist, and a defiant individual who promoted awareness of the plight of Mexicans in the U.S. through singing corridos, …

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