Audio tour

Audio tourThe Chicharrón Chronicles // Historic Filipinotown CENTRAL

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to The Chicharrón Chronicles Walking Tours of Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown, a poly-cultural audio adventure that explores the overlaps and convergences between folks of Filipinx and Latinx descent through (drumroll, please) the metaphor of fried pork skin.

    On these tours, the history and personality of the neighborhood will come to life through audio content from a community story-gathering project by Public Matters and Pilipino Workers Center, photos from the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Media Archive, spoken word poetry by local talent, and contributions from a culture and food writer who is an expert on being Mexican.

    While we can trace a common lineage to Spanish colonization, Filipinx-Latinx connections and cross-pollination have since found fertile ground on American soil and the rowdy streets of Los Angeles. In the landscape of Historic Filipinotown, Filipinx and Latinx history, culture, shared struggles, and everyday life intertwine. Food, language, and labor mingle. The result is a dynamic collection of stories, recollections, and creative output from locals connected to this place–the people who know it best.

    The content is so rich, it couldn’t be contained in a single tour. So, we birthed three: EAST, WEST and CENTRAL. Take your pick. If you’re feeling ambitious (or indecisive), do them all. All tours are self-guided. You set your own pace, stopping and snacking as needed.

    We encourage you to explore the neighborhood’s hidden gems, which are often hiding in plain sight. Let’s be neighborly and say hi to folks who are here. Whenever possible, please support local businesses and organizations so that we can nurture and preserve the treasures that make Historic Filipinotown so special.

    CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve chosen The Chicharrón Chronicles: Historic Filipinotown-CENTRAL Tour. This leisurely, sprawling stroll through Historic Filipinotown’s core gets to the heart of the neighborhood. Offering a mix of residential, commercial, and community spaces, it provides a series of peeks into what it might be like to live and root in Historic Filipinotown. Browse the wall of condiments at the neighborhood’s oldest Filipinx market. Wander the quiet streets lined with craftsman homes. Eat dollar-meat-on-sticks. Take a crash course on the history of Filipinx courtesy of an epic mural in a park frequented by Latinx families.

    Our tour will begin and end at HiFi Kitchen.

  3. 1 Underappreciated
  4. 2 Arriving at "Historic Filipinotown"
  5. 3 Homies, Frankly
  6. 4 Playing with Language
  7. 5 "We Bleed Hybridity"
  8. 6 About VALOR
  9. 7 A Veteran's Story
  10. 8 It's About Family
  11. 9 Here to This Day
  12. 10 Multiple Generations
  13. 11 Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors
  14. 12 Smiles
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to The Chicharrón Chronicles Walking Tours of Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown, a poly-cultural audio adventure that explores the overlaps and convergences between folks of Filipinx and Latinx descent through (drumroll, please) the metaphor of fried pork skin.

    On these tours, the history and personality of the neighborhood will come to life through audio content from a community story-gathering project by Public Matters and Pilipino Workers Center, photos from the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Media Archive, spoken word poetry by local talent, and contributions from a culture and food writer who is an expert on being Mexican.

    While we can trace a common lineage to Spanish colonization, Filipinx-Latinx connections and cross-pollination have since found fertile ground on American soil and the rowdy streets of Los Angeles. In the landscape of Historic Filipinotown, Filipinx and Latinx history, culture, shared struggles, and everyday life intertwine. Food, language, and labor mingle. The result is a dynamic collection of stories, recollections, and creative output from locals connected to this place–the people who know it best.

    The content is so rich, it couldn’t be contained in a single tour. So, we birthed three: EAST, WEST and CENTRAL. Take your pick. If you’re feeling ambitious (or indecisive), do them all. All tours are self-guided. You set your own pace, stopping and snacking as needed.

    We encourage you to explore the neighborhood’s hidden gems, which are often hiding in plain sight. Let’s be neighborly and say hi to folks who are here. Whenever possible, please support local businesses and organizations so that we can nurture and preserve the treasures that make Historic Filipinotown so special.

    CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve chosen The Chicharrón Chronicles: Historic Filipinotown-CENTRAL Tour. This leisurely, sprawling stroll through Historic Filipinotown’s core gets to the heart of the neighborhood. Offering a mix of residential, commercial, and community spaces, it provides a series of peeks into what it might be like to live and root in Historic Filipinotown. Browse the wall of condiments at the neighborhood’s oldest Filipinx market. Wander the quiet streets lined with craftsman homes. Eat dollar-meat-on-sticks. Take a crash course on the history of Filipinx courtesy of an epic mural in a park frequented by Latinx families.

    Our tour will begin and end at HiFi Kitchen.

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