AlHaj, who performs in Austin on Friday, is a former political prisoner whose music fuses Eastern and Western influences.
Rose Cahalan is managing editor at the Observer and also edits the magazine’s arts and culture coverage.
Articles by Rose Cahalan
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Through a series of colorful screenprints, “Estampas Chicanas” attempts to center the role of women in the movement for Mexican American civil rights.