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Gab Chabrán

Gab Chabran

Gab Chabran is a lifelong Southern California resident. He grew up in the city of Whittier before moving to Northeast Los Angeles. He now resides in Long Beach with his wife and daughter. Gab began writing concert reviews for the music rag L.A. Record then became a regular contributor to L.A. Taco. In addition, Gab has contributed to LAist, Long Beach Post, and Los Angeleno. He covers arts, culture, food, and music.

Gab Chabran
An illustration of a street corner in Los Angeles with men and women hanging out. On the side, there is graffiti that says "Viva La Raza." The album title is "Ruben and the Jets."
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The Evolution of Chicano Rock, From Ritchie Valens to Chicano Batman

The Chicano sound began when Mexican American youth were looking for new ways to express themselves and feeling a need to be seen. The struggle continues today. Learn how music has given generations of Mexican Americans a voice and a platform to express what it means to be Chicano.
A cumbia band plays to a live audience.
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A Brief History of L.A.'s Thriving Cumbia Party Scene and Where to Go to Dance to It on Weekends

In Los Angeles, cumbia remains a lifeforce for its residents made up of recent immigrants who are looking for a taste of home and others looking to connect with their ancestral culture. Here's where to find these hotspots in the city.
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