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Sunset Concert Series’ grand finale with Betsayda Machado y La Parranda el Clavo

Betsayda Machado is part of many ensembles of music in Venezuela. Currently, she is touring with La Parranda El Clavo. 
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Skirball Cultural Center
Ivan Salinas August 23, 2017

Venezuelan musicians Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo will bring a world-music experience on Aug. 31 at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A for free. The group is known for their Venezuelan afro-soul...

Culture a la Aztlán: Enjambre presents their newest album “Imperfecto Extraño”

Five men who appear to be in their 30's pictured
Ivan Salinas July 30, 2017

"Imperfecto Extraño" is the newest album by the Mexican band Enjambre. A prominent force in the Latin Alternative Rock scene, the group comes back with an album characterized by influences of the psychedelic...

5 places to eat off campus that offer diverse foods

Two people sit outside barclays car and chat
Ivan Salinas July 24, 2017

CSUN's diverse campus community is also reflected in its surrounding food restaurants. From middle eastern food to Korean dishes, people may even find themselves overwhelmed with how many options there...

50 Free Concerts at The Levitt Pavillion

Jungle Fire band members wear matching all white ensembles and concert-goers dance to the music
Ivan Salinas July 24, 2017

The Levitt L.A. organization at MacArthur Park is hosting 50 free concerts throughout the summer season. Since June 17 of this year, they have featured artists such as Silk Road, The Suffers, Kinky, Brainstory...

Self-published student writes fictional e-book on Bangladeshi culture

Karim pictured explaining his book,
Ivan Salinas May 8, 2017

Inspired by the blunt writing style of Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller, along with personal artistic aspirations, Fahim Karim wrote “The Great Bangladesh Romantic Comedy.” A semi-autobiographical story...

Mexican rock band, DLD, conquers American audiences

Mexican rock band members pictured, three men in their mid-thirties wearing matching navy blue and white oufits
Ivan Salinas May 1, 2017

After 18 years of musical trajectory, DLD is prominent in the Mexican alternative rock scene. The rock band formerly known as Dildo, will begin its tour throughout the United States beginning on May 24...

Matador Nights returns with Hollywood theme

hollywood sign pictured spring 2017 matador nights
Ivan Salinas April 24, 2017

Students took time off from their studies to explore this year's Hollywood themed Matador Nights, the bi-annual celebration hosted by the USU. The USU was packed with many activities for students to...

Culture a la Aztlán: The unique sound of Mexican Dubwiser

Marcelo Tijerina and Ulises Lozano pictured posing for their album cover
Ivan Salinas April 10, 2017

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqqh2OrD6uk[/embedyt] Dressed in black suits and squared sunglasses with dominative postures, Marcelo Tijerina and Ulises Lozano appear together for the first...

Culture a la Aztlán: Q&A with Quetzal

Chicano rock band called Quetzal pictured
Ivan Salinas March 29, 2017

The Chicano rock band Quetzal is among the numerous successful music groups from East L.A. Last week they celebrated the release of their seventh studio album, “The Eternal Getdown.” The band...

Culture a la Aztlán: An interview with Casa de Calacas

Band plays at shanking reggae festival
Ivan Salinas March 17, 2017

One of the local bands that displayed their talent in this year’s Skanking Reggae Festival were the East L.A. band, Casa de Calacas. With 10 years of musical trajectory, they are releasing their second...

Skanking Reggae festival preview

Panteon Rococo band members pose for a photo
Ivan Salinas March 6, 2017

The Skanking Reggae festival comes back this year with a lineup composed of international bands.Since 2010, the festival has aimed to gather people from all parts of the world and expose them to bands...

Student demonstrations aim to make a statement

Students used cans of compressed air to
Ivan Salinas February 23, 2017

As part of a communications studies class called performance and social change, led by professor Pavi Parsad, students performed demonstrations Wednesday aimed at raising awareness of social and political...

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