Arts & Culture

Rafael Poster

Maestro of Latin American Song Remembered

“You can feel him here with us!” said the master of ceremonies, Chilean Carlos Baron. Rafael’s friend Fernando Andrés Torres was at the tribute and gives us the following testimony in the first person. This feature is part of the series Raices: Los Maestros. Artists passing on their art to the next generation.

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Poet Lucha Corpi.

THURSDAY, MAY 14. PROGRAM # 7521 12:00 PM PT Poet Lucha Corpi. Renowned novelist and poet Lucha Corpi talks about her decades-long literary body of work and comments on current political issues. Corpi opened ground as the first Chicana to publish mystery novels. Her books are filled with stories of women, poor people, immigrant struggles […]

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(Español) Maestro del tambor batá

(Español) En los años 70 el maestro García Villamil fundó y dirigió el reconocido conjunto musical Emikeke, con proyección nacional e internacional. Sus grabaciones han sido recogidas por especialistas en esta música, tanto en Estados Unidos como en El Caribe y Latinoamérica.

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Felipe García Villamil

Master Batá Drummer.

MONDAY, MAY 11. PROGRAM # 7518 12:00 PM PT Master Batá Drummer. A conversation with AfroCuban drummer and Santero Felipe García Villamil, winner of NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Born in Cuba into a prominent family of singers, musicians and dancers of the Yoruba Lucumí religion or […]

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Mary Lou Valencia  preparando su penacho

Captain of Danza Azteca Prepares New Generations to Follow the Tradition

With her group Danza Mixcoatl, Mary Lou is passing on this tradition to new generations. Our reporter Rubén Tapia spoke with Valencia and some of her students while they prepared to celebrate 40 years of danza azteca in the historic Chicano Park of San Diego. This feature is part of the series Raíces: Los Maestros. Sobre los artistas que se encargan de enseñar su arte a la siguiente generación.

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Chicano Park at 45. Also, Cinco de Mayo: A California Tradition.

MONDAY, MAY 4. PROGRAM # 7513 12:00 PM PT Chicano Park at 45. The Barrio Logan community in San Diego, CA, is celebrating 45 years of the historic Chicano Park, which has received international recognition as the site with the largest collection of Chicano mural paintings in the world. Chicano Park was created after a […]

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Historic Chicano Music Group Celebrates More than 40 Years of Protest Song in San Diego’s Chicano Park

This week, members of the legendary music group met again in an act of celebration of the 45th anniversary of Chicano Park in San Diego, a piece of land that the neighbors won in an epic battle and which is now a gallery of folk art. Rubén Tapia reports. This feature story is part of our series Raices: Los Maestros. Artists Passing their Art on to the Next Generation.

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Rafael Manríquez: “El Pájaro Vuela.”

THURSDAY, APRIL 30. PROGRAM # 7511 12:00 PM PT Rafael Manríquez: “El Pájaro Vuela.” A celebration of the late Rafael Manríquez, a virtuoso vocalist and instrumentalist and tireless promoter of Chilean and Latin American roots music. This program features songs from Rafael’s never-before released recording “El Pájaro Vuela,” made in the 80s, and conversations with […]

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Juan Gutiérrez: Master Plenero.

MONDAY, APRIL 27. PROGRAM # 7508 12:00 PM PT Juan Gutiérrez: Master Plenero. A conversation with virtuoso percussionist Juan Gutiérrez, a master of Afro-Puerto Rican folk music and dance who received the 1996 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award for those who greatly contribute to traditional arts. Gutiérrez co-founded Los Pleneros de la 21, […]

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(Español) Lorenzo Martínez: Maestro Violinista.

(Español) “A mí me gustaba la trompeta, pero mi padre dijo: ‘¡No, el violín!’, y me aconsejó a ir a aprender el violín en la escuela, y empecé a estudiar el violín en la orquesta de la escuela… era muy difícil de aprender, pero lo que pasó es que yo una vez vi un cuarteto de cuerdas de una high school, y tocaron muy bien. Y pensé: ¿Podré yo tocar así algún día?”.

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