Mariachi Blog part 3: Community Conversation

In April, 2009, just before Gannett newspapers pulled the plug on my former newspaper – the Tucson Citizen – I reviewed the Tucson International Mariachi Conference. Shortly after the story posted online I noticed an anonymous comment. It read, “Where was the INS to round up all these people.”


That particular mariachi espectacular had a strange vibe about it. A dark emotional cloud hung over the day like a widow’s veil. That was the day that Arizona governor Jan Brewer passed the state’s bizarre immigration enforcement bill, SB 1070. And the emotional ripples in the Latino community registered throughout the night as an audience in shock. Terrific performances from the stage that would have sent the crowd ballistic any … MORE







~ by Daniel Buckley on September 28, 2011.

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