Tag Archives: Black History Month
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José Campeche: One of Our Best Known Rococo Artists

Born on December 23, 1751 in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  José Campeche was the son of Tomás Campeche,  a slave who bought his freedom. Tomás  was a restorer and painter of religious statues thus influencing José at a very young age.  Campeche was also influenced by the exiled Spanish court painter Luis Parets Alcázar. Among some of his most notable work […]

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Juano Hernández: Pioneer In The African-American Film Industry

By Efrain Nieves and Victoria Cepeda Every now and then we bump into facts about Latinos that are unknown to the majority of us, mostly because the events have long taken place and no one cares to “dig stuff up” or because it is inconvenient to divulge.  As a result, we are sort of “cheated” out being credited with […]

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Susana Baca: The Queen of Afro-Peruvian Music

By Efrain Nieves, Victoria Cepeda Susana Baca is a singer of traditional Afro-Peruvian music. She was born in Chorrillos,  Peru where descendants of African slaves lived since the Spanish Empire. She became “a key figure in reviving a culture that had been largely ignored within its country.” Most of us may know her for providing additional vocals to the […]

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