Based in an artistically and culturally vibrant area like the San Francisco Mission District, in the Latino corridor, covering arts and culture is a crucial way El Tecolote interacts with our local communities in the Bay Area and reflects the diaspora beyond. From artist profiles to community events, from highlighting arts and culture media to concert photography, El Tecolote strives for a wide array of coverage to bring our audience arts and culture stories capturing 2022’s emotional range.

Enjoy select stories from El Tecolote’s 2022 arts and culture coverage.

Artist profiles

Mexican singer writes migrant corridos to make human suffering visible

Silvana Estrada explores love as a political force on new EP ‘Abrazo’

Native rapper Tall Paul’s lyrical tribute to Native legend, Jim Thorpe

Richmond exhibit captures the artistic legacy of Emmy Lou Packard

A Legacy of Dance: A Folklorists Journey Through Mexican Traditional Dance

Women in the rap game share their stories in Cuban hip-hop cypher

Community events

Las Azurduy: Theatrical performance honors the life, legacy of South American feminist freedom fighter 

Indigenous Mexican printmaker’s latest exhibition exemplifies solidarity

Cultivating community: The Mission’s latest Black-and-Brown-owned cannabis dispensary

Cross-cultural art project showcases collaboration between immigrant Latina and Chinese women

Urban Youth Arts Festival returns to Precita Park

Tai Chi and the search for balance in our lives

Arts and culture media

‘Santos-Skin To Skin’ documentary illuminates Afro-Latino jazz legend John Santos from San Francisco to Puerto Rico

Soul collectors: Documentary short captures Bay Area passion for cataloging soul records

What Gisselle Yepes’ poetry can teach us about grief

Local filmmakers document hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

Bay Area author captures Berta Cáceres’ story in children’s book

Concert photography

Carlos Santana’s Miraculous Supernatural tour in the Bay Area

Chilean sensation singer Mon Laferte’s Bay Area tour stop hits Stanford

Los Tigres del Norte brings decades of Mexican diaspora hits to Stanford

La Santa Cecilia enlivens Berkeley’s UC Theatre for Día de Muertos celebration

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