Tecolote de Amate Collage
This amate collage was created for a stop-motion video. I transferred my line drawings of a tecolotito (owl) into cutouts, and placed them as needed.
I Love Working With Amate Paper
To me, working with amate paper is a prayer. I first came in contact with it around 2013, when I arrived in Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico.
I Love Drawing & Painting Nature
I flow between two illustration styles when it comes to depicting elements of nature in my art. I can create detailed, dimensional, technical illustrations of
Voices of Maiz Continental Map
Círculo de Defensores del Maíz del Continente, acrylic en amate. Commissioned piece.This body of work has been a prayer and journey beyond anything I could
Featured in “Entre el Sur y el Norte” Textbook
We are proud to share that our chapter on our family’s music was published in a groundbreaking anthology called Entre el Sur y el Norte:
Thoughts on our music and social responsibility
Music is something we hold close to our hearts. We try to walk carefully with the songs, sounds, and instruments we were given to hold.
Pushing back against narratives of Coahuiltecan extinction
https://youtu.be/whUgX6rJtI4 SUMMARY KEYWORDS people, texas, call, mission, spanish, san antonio, missions, indian, archival, indians, archive, pueblo, adrian, history, work, minnesota, fact, ceremony, archaeologists, indigenous SPEAKERS
Note: This file may take time to upload. Thank you for your patience. This 3D Huehueteotl scan was taken from a clay popoxcomitl from Colima,
Emma Tenayuca Night Promo
I am a self-taught tech and this project was my first try using Adobe Aero. It is a simple AR setup with live links to
Yacatsol: A border-crossing, multilingual, decolonial, “cura” music and art project
Join Xica Nation / Xica Media network creator Iris Rodriguez to talk about Yacatsol, a border-crossing, multilingual, decolonial, “cura” music and art project created with her
Xicana birth stories continue on Calling Back Our Womb podcast
Calling Back Our Womb is a sister site of Xica Nation and recently featured a series of Xicana birth stories by Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez, a Mexican-born
One Land, Una Tierra
My official submission to the One Land One People / Una Tierra Un Pueblo project in support of NO BORDERS and indigenous unity across the
9/4/18 Xica Media on Nuestra Palabra: KPFT Houston 90.1
Xica Media’s Iris Rodriguez and Laura Varela will visit with Nuestra Palabra : Latino Writers Having Our Say, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6pm on
Calling Back Our Womb podcast on the attack of pregnant Central American mothers in detention
Calling Back Our Womb is a new sister network of Xicana Chronicles that produces a podcast series that centers indigenous experiences and knowledge. Via Calling
Calling Back Our Womb: Centering indigenous birth experiences and knowledge (podcast)
Once upon a time there was a dream that brought together two indigenous women from across the continent. They shared a common vision and through prayer and faith, they began to weave.
Yacatsol LIVE at the Festival de Papalotes (2018)
Tlazocamati / thank you / gracias al Colectivo Defendamos El Cerro de La Reina en Tonala, Jalisco.
Noche Tonalteca featuring Yacatsol
Join us Februrary 3, 2018 at Los Ariles in Tonala, Jalisco for Noche Tonalteca for a night of music featuring Yacatsol (San Antonio, Texas.)
Caracol (Barrio Hood Mix)
A song for all the danzantes across the borders, barrios, and hoods. <3
Canto A La Tierra
A medicine song for Mother Earth. With love from my family to yours. Sending healing to the world in these times of great pain. <3
Beat Be Too Hot
“Beat Be Too Hot” is the latest from the LA CULTURA NOS CURA album by Yacatsol! Yacatsol is a border-crossing, multilingual, decolonial, “cura” musical art
Children of Anahuac (Cumbia Mix)
Dance with me! Sing with me! Pray with me! I offer this canto with love! Children of Anahuac by Yacatsol Lyrics/voice: Iris RodriguezBeat: Cumbia Beat
Yacatsol music part of Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos Exhibit in San Antonio, Texas
Join us for an artist plática on Friday May 12 from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM. Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos, highlights the resistance, solidarity, anger,
Mother Earth Is Calling (Cumbia Mix)
Mother Earth is calling us to help her and it’s come down to now – or never…
Lullabies in Nahuatl / Spanish / English
Traditional lullabies sung in Nahuatl, Spanish, and English by Yacatsol
HOT OFF THE PRESS: “La Cultura Nos Cura” music video!
HOT OFF THE PRESS: Con mucho amor I would like to present to you the *NEW* music video for “La Cultura Nos Cura.” It is
Return to the Red Road (EP)
“Return to the Red Road” EP album by Yacatsol (Iris Rodriguez) © 2016 Yacatsol (Total running time: 11 mins 17 secs) Set of 2 tracks
Solo Un Instante
A medicine song from my family to yours to send healing to the world in these times of great pain. <3
La Cultura Nos Cura
Yacatsol is a border-crossing, multilingual, decolonial, “cura” musical art project by Iris Rodriguez of Xica Media.
This song is dedicated to the culture workers, the curanderxs, the brujxs, the warriors and the decolonizers out there. It was composed, recorded, and produced during a full moon.
Four Xicana medicine songs to the four directions
From our hearts and in a good way my children and I send them out to the four directions, you, and your loved ones. Originally
Journey of a rascuacha tech: from the barrio to the world
By Iris Rodriguez, as originally published on Xica Nation For the past thirteen years, I have had the privilege of working with Tejanx, Xicanx, and Mexicanx