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TOP 10 Reasons the ALMA and Latin Grammys Exclude Chicano Bands

It ain't because of the music

By Al Carlos Hernandez
Published on LatinoLA: September 30, 2009


TOP 10 Reasons the ALMA and Latin Grammys Exclude Chicano Bands


10. Awards run by closet Hispanics.

9. Southwestern Chicano soul music is too emotionally intense for network suits.

8. Authentic Latin soul is homegrown, not imported.

7. It is the secret fantasy of every vato living in or out of the Pachucada to put on the Zoot Suit and play the myth

6. Foreign nationals and pop Hollywood types don't respect Chicano traditions.

5. L.A.'s is the Land of 1000 Dances, not the land of 1000 lipsyncers.

4. They forget: If it wasn't for us, there would be no them.

3. Latin Grammy: High honor, or hood ornament?

2. They respect the audience by wearing clothes on stage, and dressing like men and women.

1. They sing songs that matter, for people who care and people who count.

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