Tag Archives: Mexico


(& her*)

maria has always been a favorite. now the video has moved the love meter way up. speechless(isims)

maria lyrics:

Sale sola de noche Maria,
pena por la ciudad,
recorriendo las calles que un dia,
nego besos en la oscuridad.

Y se nubla la vista Maria,
porque duele recordar,
que los besos negados Maria,
nunca mas regresaran.

En las noches por ese camino,
algo extraño puede pasar,
al sentir en los labios el frio,
de otros labios que no veras.

Es Maria quien pena en las calles,
y debajo de un farol,
roba besos y vida a la gente,
mientras ella yace en un cajon.

Maria bonita,
Maria marchita*

(*translation coming soon. . .)

Self Help Graphics & Art 37th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration [11.02.10]

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 – Self Help Graphics & Art -Since 1972!

Self Help Graphics & Art‘s 37th annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Nov. 2nd, 2010 | 5:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m. | FREE to the community!


Noche De Ofrenda , Saturday, October 30, 2010 6-9 p.m.
Self Help Graphics & Art 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave. East L.A., CA 90063

Led by premier altar maker and community resident Ofelia Esparza and assisted by the entire Esparza Family. Everyone is invited to contribute ofrendas to Self Help Graphics & Art’s Community Altar. We encourage you to bring copies of photos of revolutionaries in your family.

Please visit: http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/events/diadelosmuertos.php for more info*


Day of the Dead Celebration- Nov. 2, 5-11 p.m.
East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022

4 p.m. – Day of the Dead Procession
– Join us with Calacas and face painting at Belvedere park’s Virgen de Guadalupe Mural Located at, the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave. & Mednik Avenue

5 p.m. – The event begins at the East Los Angeles Civic Center.
Come celebrate Day of the Dead with Self Help Graphics. This years celebration will feature music, community altars, many food vendors and local arts & Craft vendors!

MC’d by Felipe Esparza NBC’s 2010 Last Comic Standing.

Performances by:

– Cantos De Los Muertos featuring Ollin y Las Cafateras
– Los Jornaleros del Norte
– Concepto Tambor
– La Bestia
– Hard N Da Paint featuring Special Guests
– Electric Current Eccentric Kaos
– DJ Toks & DJ Rob Free

East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022

Please visit: http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/events/diadelosmuertos.php for more info*

Memorial Day Weekend – San Felipe – 2010

30yr+ family tradition revisited after a 5 year break. beach side camping. hot springs. memorial day weekend. 6hr drive down south. light*

+++Los Angeles, be beautiful, be safe. Manifest mindful movements & enjoy the sounds for moi this weekend*

Project Luz

About the Project:

We are 20 students in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico prepared to start our own community news project with daily broadcasts and online posts to our community (and you!) using various platforms. We already possess basic photojournalism skills thanks to Project Luz.

Over the course of 6 months, we will set up the platforms and begin news reporting, writing and publishing our stories to our worldwide audience. Our mentor, a San Francisco-based journalist, audio producer and sound artist, is ready to spend her time, energy and resources to turn us into youth journalists within our community.

Now, we just need your backing and you can watch it all unfold!

Students will be informed of project success at the completion of their summer audio/photo workshop.

Budget for 20 students / 6 months includes professional equipment for every student includes SLR cameras, field recorders, microphones, headphones, laptops with editing software. Additional expenses for web designer, printer, projector, cell phones, website, housing, food, transportation.

PLEASE VISIT: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1746007727/nezahualcoyotl-youth-news-project