Archive for September, 2012

Poema a la Guadalupana y imágenes.

Posted: September 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

The following photos were taken at El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en La Ciudad de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis (Santa Fe). This statue has been in Santa Fe for a number of years. This images were taken a few weeks ago. My family and I are devoted to La Virgen Morena. La Guadalupana has been an inspiration in our home.  

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Poema a la Guadalupana

Angelo J. Sandoval
(c) 9-25-2012

Mi querida Virgin Santa de Guadalupe
por su Santuario pase,
en es su Santuario santo y sagrado
vide su imagen,
un imagen que esta quidando de
La ciudad de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis y todo Nuevo Mexico.
Sus ojos mirando al suelo
una trizteza que veo en su rostro.
Esta imagen suya que esta en Santa Fe en el jardin de su Santuario,
esa imagen sufrio las injusticias de la migra el dia que llegaste a El Paso al Norte.
Virgin Morena, Reina de las Americas
una oracion le mando,
un favorcito le pido,
proteja a nuestros hermanos
y hermamas immigrantes que estan en estas tierras y a los que estan buscando el camino a estas tierras.
Virgincita usted save las injusticias de la migra.

Virgen sagrada Maria, la Guadalupana quidanos.
con la humildad de su servio, JuanDiego, le pidemos su protecion.

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On September 21, 2012 Albuquerque joined a network of underground libraries in support of the Librotraficante movement which started in Houston, Tx. by Tony Dias, El Librotraficante. Las Jardines is the location where Burque’s Underground Library is located. I, El Razafotografista was there at the inauguration poetry reading. Poets, Dreamers, Librotraficantes and Rebeldes joined together to support teachers in Arizona who have lost there jobs and who were part of the Mexican American Studies Program.

The following are a few photos and a poem I wrote in honor of Burque’s participation in the Librotraficante Movement.

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Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes

Angelo J. Sandoval
(c) 9-22-2012

The sound of the musica
could be heard in Burque’s South Valley
as musicos entertained those who
gathered at Los Jardines
where Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
gathered, shared words of truth,
Drink Cultura, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
words from the pages of Jimmy Santigo Baca to Rudolfo Anaya.

Burque’s Underground Library securing
Banned books,
books of truth and
revolution.

La musica filled the air,
la comida, deliciosa.
Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
de Nuevo Mexico
joining
Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
from Las Angeles to Nueva York.

50 for 50 States came together in
solidarity with each other
with our Hermanos y Hermanas
in Arizona,
racist laws like SB 1070 y 2281
Targeting our raza
banning our history.

September 21, 2012
history was made across this nation
when Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
made there voices heard.

In solidarity we came together
we came as one,
la lucha sigue
The revolution has gained momentum
Justice and Equality is our goal.

Poem: Lowrider Memories

Posted: September 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Lowrider Memories

(c) Angelo J. Sandoval
     09/17/2012

Blast from the past
memorias de los dias
when I would cruise
Spaña’s main drag,
from the sonic on Fairview
to the sonic in San Pedro.
Lowriders bumper to bumper.
13 inch supres,
occasional 14s
An occasional 14 Mcklain wired rim.
The ranflas, with enough clearance for an hormiga.
Friday nights bumper to bumper,
Carnales cruising there ranflas.
Cruising from Sonic to Sonic bumping
not Eazy-E or Dre,
pero Los Blue Ventures, Chili Line,
Los Lopez, Mezcal y pura musica
del Nortel de Nuevo Mexico.
a veces, mi Tio, El Famoso, would kick some of those,
les echaba those 80s rock songs.
y pasaba dicendo, “it cuts like a like a knife.”
Esos eran los dias,
the good old days,
cruising Spaña’s main drag.
Escuchundo musica del alma.
la musica que era de nuestra
herencia.
eschucabanos esa musica Norteña con orgullo y corazon.