Chris & Claudia Rodriguez

Interview with Chris Rodriguez and his daughter, Claudia Rodriguez - local residents involved in Boyle Height's Casa 0101. Recorded at the Sounds of California: Boyle Heights Festival (October 2021).

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Martha interviews Chris Rodriguez and his daughter, Claudia Rodriguez. During their conversation, Chris and Claudia share their family history in Eastside Los Angeles neighborhoods and their involvement with Casa 0101, a local non-profit community organization dedicated to providing art and live theater programs to the community. They also try to describe the sounds that characterize Boyle Heights in their own words.

ACTA · Sounds of CA - Boyle Heights
What sounds do you associate with Boyle Heights?
"I would say it's a cultural hub for like resistance music, you know, community music. That's what I think of not necessarily a particular genre because I know that, you know, different artists have come out of Boyle Heights that have done a really awesome job of kind of breaking through genres. So it's different genres, but I think it all has a root in movement music and music that celebrates our history. That's the sound that I think of, you know, its community organizing through the music." - Chris Rodriguez