October 17, 2001

Subject: Re: [AztlanNet: ARTS|LETTERS] Re: Latino Festival Feedback
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 10:47:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pedro Romero <romesedeno@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: AztlanNet@yahoogroups.com
To: AztlanNet@yahoogroups.com

Dear Octavio, I read your sentiments about the sacrifices of artists, Anyways, I responded to you when you threw out the idea about featuring other artists on your website but I never heard back from you. Yes, it seems that as a subordinate culture, our Chicano expressions don't get validated much by the dominanat culture and even our own people sometimes. That's why I took such tremendous issue with the MOIFA and dominant culture here pumping "Our Lady of What-a-looker", which I saw as more a capitulation to consumer culture rather than exhibiting a significant development of folk art traditions of our people.