FEATURED MESA COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENT FOR
THE ANNUAL 2012 CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ CELEBRATION
Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez and his brother Ricardo will perform and talk about their personal experiences in connection to César E. Chávez and the farm worker movement in California.
Raised in Blythe, CA, Chunky was the child of farm workers and first met César E. Chávez in his hometown. Chunky’s self-described “Southwest-Chicano-Barrio Folklore” music has celebrated the farm worker movement since the 1960s. He and his band have been called “Chicano musical ambassadors” and the pride of the San Diego Mexican-American community. Whatever you call them,
Los Alacranes, founded in 1977 by Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez and his brother Ricardo, probably best live up to their most intimate, colloquial moniker: “musicos locos”. As the quintessential Chicano musicians, Los Alacranes have provided the musical soundtrack for countless strikes, pickets, weddings, quinceañeras and carne asadas all over Aztlan. Their songs "Chicano Park " and "Chorizo Sandwich" helped define a generation.
Event sponsored by the Chicano Studies Department, the Chicano Latino Heritage Celebration committee and the Humanities Institute.