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Chicano Power: Folklorico Collective Leadership

We are raised to aspire to be leaders, not followers, and are frequently exposed to leaders and their exemplary lives and movements. However, what qualities do we identify to emulate? How do we identify them? Do leaders lead away from, towards, or in consideration of? What movement or mass of people are leaders leading? Do leaders create their own path or retrace ancestral ways of truth? As folkloristas, we inherit a vast collection...

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UFS 2014 T-shirt Preview

Hello Folklóristas! We cannot wait to meet you at UFS 2014 in a couple of weeks.  We are really excited to show you the exclusive UFS 2014 t-shirt our friends at Mii Camisa designed for the participants to wear. As you can see, the folklórico dancers in the design are wearing a graduation cap and carrying a diploma to symbolize the importance of education.  By placing the UFS 2014 theme, "Resurrecting the Roots, Empowering our...

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The Story of Amalia Hernández

      “A México with bundle of tassels. And engraved silver A México with ears of corn, brown-skinned people. A México, of fairs, of candy skulls. Tame, quiet, wild, incongruous, strident, lighthearted. The México of ancient ruins, churches made of gold and shadows. And gardens of bougainvillea and tropical flowers. The México from yesterday and today, of beautiful songs and dances, born from ruins created between the black braids of the natives, screams, weeping, silence, songs. Pure expression of our...

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How to Share your Folklorico Story via Social Media

.. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of adult internet users post photos and videos they have created themselves and 47 percent of adult internet users share photos and videos they have found on the internet (2013).  Folklórico dancers have endless opportunities to share their story with photos and videos.   From practices, performances, selfies, and paparazzi shots, the photos and videos provide folklórico social media administrators a chance to engage and interact with...

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