Arts & Culture

Thursday_673x324

No Latinos in Film. Also, “Invisible No More.”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 PROGRAM # 8444 12:00 PM PT No Latinos in Film. Despite being the biggest moviegoers, Latino talents and stories are largely excluded from the film industry, and, as a consequence, non Latinos end up believing the myths and stereotypes of powerful politicians who use Latinos as their favorite target. Advocates point to […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
Rainn Wilson, un haitiano que si cruzó a Estados Unidos regresa a Tijuana periódicamente, por la comida haitiana. Foto: YouTube.

(Español) Haitianotijuanense da cuenta de la zaga histórica de su diáspora

(Español) Tras luchar contra los prejuicios y las dificultades económicas, viéndose atorados en la frontera, pronto comenzaron a integrarse poco a poco con los tijuanenses, no sin muchas dificultades, y de esta forzada adaptación los haitianos comenzaron a sentirse como “en casa” en Tijuana.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature |
Gilberto García Jr. (derecha). Foto: María Eraña/Radio Bilingüe

Feature Report: Heirs of Tejano Conjunto Musicians Honor Family Tradition

Some well-known performers of tejano conjunto music have disappeared from the stage, and the airwaves but their legends, memories, and sometimes even their sound, live on in their children or in younger generations who follow their footsteps.

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Tejano Conjunto Festival |
La señora Alma Garza, legendaria promotora y difusora de la música texana, se recordará siempre con cariño en Radio Bilingüe, donde hizo uso del micrófono por décadas. Foto: Radio Bilingüe.

Feature Report: Posthumous Homage to Two Great Voices of Tejano Conjunto Music

Two outstanding voices of tejano conjunto music were posthumously inducted into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame in San Antonio, Texas, which celebrates those that have left an indelible mark on this tradition. The two inductees posthumously recognized this year were super star singer Emilio Navaira, and Radio Bilingüe’s own Alma Garza, who for thirty years shared the best of border accordion music with public radio listeners nationwide through Radio Bilingüe’s Onda Tejana program. Zaidee Stavely prepared this profile of these two voices that are recorded forever in the history of Tejano Music.

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature, Tejano Conjunto Festival |
El maíz usado como combustible que sucedería al petróleo. Foto: Lourdes Edith Rudiño

(Español) Comiendo-T-LC, o de cómo le voltearon la tortilla a los mexicanos

(Español) Pan blanco, bollitos, pizzas, y otros productos rápidos (de harina blanca), le están ganando el mandado a la tortilla, que es muchas veces más costosa.

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Mexico |
Thursday_673x324

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Also, “A La Mar.”

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 PROGRAM # 8404 12:00 PM PT Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. The Tradiciones series of the musical label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings releases this week an album celebrating the story of women in mariachi music and the groundbreaking role Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles has played in this resurgent musical movement. In this […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Línea Abierta |
Raulito Navaira Felipe Perez y Samuel Ramos. en el estudio de Texas Public Radio en San Antonio, Texas,

Feature Report: Maestros of Border Music Inducted into Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame

This year, two veteran maestros were inducted into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame: the legendary accordionist Felipe Pérez of Corpus Christi, and the renowned singer-songwriter Samuel Ramos of the Rio Grande Valley. Zaidee Stavely profiles these new inductees.

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature, Tejano Conjunto Festival |
Omnira Institute’s drummers and singers preserve West African musical traditions through
their sacred drumming and chants.
Photo Credit: L. Kharrazi

Music Heals Migration Wounds in San Francisco

What is the music of home, when you live on a different continent than your ancestors? And how can we use music to heal the wounds of slavery or migration? A concert in the historic Bayview Opera House in San Francisco explored these questions, by bringing together four music groups with roots on different continents, but who have all made California their home. All of these groups use music to heal… and to connect with other cultures in California. Zaidee Stavely reports this English-language feature.

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Sounds of California in Bayview |
The Au Co group, with its teacher playing drums, Van Anh Vo, a well-known artist who also plays with famous groups such as the Kronos Quartet and who has been playing traditional music since she was 6 years old. Photo: Sonia Narang / ACTA.

Sounds of California – Bayview Concert

The Sounds of California in the Bayview Concert was held before a live audience at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco. Musical artists from the Bay Area’s African-American, Vietnamese, Kurdish, and Chicano communities ponder displacement, migration, and creating a new sense of home. The program is hosted by Rhodessa Jones. The first half of […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Sounds of California in Bayview |
La cantante y acordeonista, Veronique Medrano, en la edición 2018 del Festival de Música de Conjunto Tejano en el Centro Cultural Guadalupe de San Antonio, Texas.

Feature Report: Women Shine at Tejano Conjunto Festival

Although Tejano Conjunto music and its most distinctive instrument, the accordion, have long been dominated by men, many women are changing the face and the sound of this genre. Zaidee Stavely reports on some of the female artists that are making their mark on this popular border music genre.

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature, Tejano Conjunto Festival |