Arts & Culture
THURSDAY, JULY 11 PROGRAM # 8648 12:00 PM PT Mariachi Cultural Heritage. A renowned historian, musicologist, and long-time researcher of Mexico’s mariachi, discusses the evolution of the mariachi tradition, and examines the origins of the emblematic “Son de la Negra.” He comments on the state of mariachis in the cradle of this music: Western Mexico, […]
TUESDAY, JULY 9 PROGRAM # 8646 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition: “The Lives and Times of El Cipitío.” In this novel, the author tells the story of the mythical creature El Cipitio, who migrates from El Salvador to the US in search of his twin brother, father and mother, who tried to kill him when […]
THURSDAY, JULY 4 PROGRAM # 8643 12:00 PM PT Fourth of July: Freedom and Tradition. Santa Fe is the oldest state capital in US soil and the site of the Santa Fe Fiesta, the oldest community celebration in the US, and many in New Mexico continue honoring musical and cultural traditions from the early days […]
MONDAY, JUNE 17 PROGRAM # 8630 12:00 PM PT Plans to Evict Immigrants from Public Housing Face Challenges. The Trump administration is pushing changes to HUD rules to limit immigrants in public housing and evict tens of thousands of children. Democrats in the House are responding with a bill to block the proposed rule that […]
MONDAY, JUNE 10 PROGRAM # 8625 12:00 PM PT Lila Downs: “Al Chile.” Renowned Mexican singer and composer Lila Downs talks about her latest album “Al Chile,” featuring a mix of traditional and modern electronic sounds where she sings to food and women and speaks frankly about immigration. She was interviewed during a recent stop […]
(Español) “Son muchos, está bien variado… yo llevo como 30 años viviendo aquí y el cambio ha sido impactante. Da miedo. Estamos luchando”.
(Español) “Todos dicen, ‘Es que no podemos detener el cambio’. ¡Pero esto no es cambio! ‘No podemos detener el progreso’ ¡Esto no es progreso!”, explica Gaby.
(Español) “No sólo es la cosa de traer artistas… es la población que va a estar directamente involucrada, quien tiene que definir la ruta para movernos hacia el futuro, hacia adelante”.
THURSDAY, MAY 9 PROGRAM # 8603 12:00 PM PT Pioneering Chicano Arts Space Evicted. After almost 50 years as a community anchor in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, influential gallery and arts collective Galería de la Raza was handed an eviction notice and forced to leave the building, which looks now abandoned and […]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 PROGRAM # 8602 12:00 PM PT “We Have Iré.” On the eve of the premiere of the theater work “We Have Iré,” a group of accomplished Afro-Cuban artists tell their stories of overcoming the challenges of immigration and finding success in the US through hard work and “iré,” the Lucumi word for […]