Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

By Felipe Vera On Friday May 8, out-of-work mariachis held a concert to raise relief funds as they have been especially impacted by the economic crisis, unable to work due to COVID-19 restrictions and ineligible to receive unemployment or similar benefits. The event was hosted by anti-gentrification organization Defend Boyle Heights, and as it began Mariachi Plaza was covered in posters made by the mariachis, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

Worker’s Voice: Social Distancing Destroys Mariachi’s Livelihood

Tribune of the People spoke with a Mariachi who shared what it’s been like since repressive social distancing orders related to COVID-19 have put the Mariachis out of work. Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles is named for the musicians for hire who the community will contract for parties, quinciñeras, weddings, and more. With the repressive social control being carried out by the imperialist … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Social Distancing Destroys Mariachi’s Livelihood