The Battle of Los Angeles: The Cultural Politics of Chicana/o Music in the Greater Eastside

  title={The Battle of Los Angeles: The Cultural Politics of Chicana/o Music in the Greater Eastside},
  author={Victor Hugo Viesca},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  pages={719 - 739}
East Los Angeles is the center of a flourishing musical cultural scene with a renewed "Chicana/o" sensibility. This scene is being led by a collective of socially conscious and politically active Latin-fusion bands that emerged in the 1990s, including Aztlán Underground, Blues Experiment, Lysa Flores, Ozomatli, Ollin, Quetzal, Quinto Sol, Slowrider, and Yeska. Along with visual artists, activists, and audiences, the musicians of the Eastside scene comprise an emergent cultural movement that is… 

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