Portrait of Jose-2


Jose was originally from the state of  Michoacán in Mexico, from the city Zamora, and also from the street named Zamora. Michoacán was known for produce. They produced more avocados than any other state in Mexico and Jose noted that strawberries were a big crop. Now, the state will also be famous for the Mariachi “Professor” of music and Mariachi musician, Jose.

Jose taught mariachi  violin, bass, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, and trumpet. He also played violin in the Mariachi Los Creyentes band. Jose and his friends hung out at the Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles waiting for customers to come and hire them for events such as weddings, funerals, six sweet sixteens, Quinceaneras and anything else..

Mexican families who had been in America for multiple generations did not necessarily celebrate the Quinceanera, they might have celebrated the sweet-sixteen because, being, Americanized, that was what their girl-friends celebrated. Furthermore, there were many different Latino subcultures, so Mexicans lived with, for example, Puerto Ricans. Their cultures assimilated by virtue of proximity. Therefore, two layers of assimilation existed. One global assimilation with the USA and another within the Latino community subculture.

As for the picture, I explained the whole concept of East Los Angles street art in m Portrait of Jasson. Please feel free to click on that link to learn more.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on March 29, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great picture, looks like a guitar challenge.

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