Q and Lupe Mendez choppin' it up

Coming soon, a conversation with Poet Lupe Mendez

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📸 Alex Quillin

Location: Cuchara Restaurant


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Black American or a African-American, began in this country as a diminished experience. We were 3/5ths of a human. Subjugated, denied education, denied having family and only given the scraps. Here comes jazz, in order to learn how to play music Black folks had to learn by ear, from watching other people perform and from knowledge passed down. That’s Bootleg Like Jazz.

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