The Esperanza Tiendita is now up!
Check out handmade artwork and goods from local and international vendors! Esperanza t-shirts and Las Tesoros de San Antonio CDs are also found at Esperanza’s Tiendita! The tiendita also features hand embroidered huipiles by Teresa Lopez, alebrijes (Oaxacan wooden figures) by Cristina Herrera, wool rugs from the Familia Vasquez from Teotitlán del Valle, Miniature clay art by Enedina Vasquez Cruz and mucho, mucho más!
Our tiendita at 922 San Pedro Avenue is open Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm.
Our host, Square, doesn’t accept international orders just yet. But don’t worry! Please email us at email@example.com with the subject “STILL HERE BOOK ORDER” with your complete address and we will send you an invoice for the book ($50) plus the shipping (varies).
Still Here: Homenaje al Westside de San Antonio (Book & CD)
“Still Here: Homenaje al Westside de San Antonio” is a one of a kind treasure. From the historic Mexican Westside of San Antonio, twelve beloved elders (also known as “Corazones de Esperanza”) — Josie Merla Martin, Angelita Tovar Hernández, Jimmy Kitchen, Guadalupe “Bertha” Rodríguez Flores, Isabel Casillas Sánchez, Enrique Sánchez, Jesse Vidales, Lucy Bazaldúa Dimando, Refugia “Susie” Bazaldúa Koppelman, Lucy Domínguez Perez, Ray Pérez, and Mildred de la Cruz Hilbrich — share their rich memories of the fruit trees, the secret healings, of working and falling in love, displacement and loss, floods, dancing, music and the theaters, el convivir de esos tiempos. Acclaimed musician, composer and poet Lourdes Pérez turned their stories into songs and then called on the impressive list of musical stars (most from the Westside) to perform and record them.
The CD included with this book features: Tish Hinojosa, Bene Medina, Henry Gómez, Flaco Jiménez, Santiago Jiménez Jr., Max Baca, Eva Ybarra, Lourdes Pérez, Chuy Vásquez, David González, Blanca Rodríguez, Rita Vidaurri, Beatriz Llamas, Javier Chaparro, Armando Aussenac, Al Gómez, Arturo “Sauce” González, Ramón Gutierrez, Mildred de la Cruz Hilbrich, Enrique Sánchez, Joe Posada, and Roberto Casillas.
Vintage photos provided by the “Corazones de Esperanza.”
Portraits in the book by Antonia Padilla.
Executive Producer: Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.
Produced by Chee Wee Records.
Recorded at Blue Cat Studios, San Antonio, TX.
Community Price: $30 – Click here to purchase! (U.S. shipping only – $10)
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