Arts & Culture

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Tomato Workers’ Struggle Hits the Silver Screen

The film is also a call to action, to improve working and living conditions for the immigrant workers around the country who harvest the food at our tables. Our correspondent, Rubén Tapia, was at the premier of Food Chains in Los Angeles and has this story.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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Native American Roots of Restorative Justice Celebrated

The city declared the third week of November as restorative justice week. A group of students, teachers, and leaders of different communities met to highlight the Native American roots of the method. Fernando Andrés Torres reports.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature |
Elenco de Enrique's Journy

Historic Summit of Latino Actors in Los Angeles

It was the biggest meeting of Latino theater-makers in more than 25 years, and the organizers hope the event becomes a landmark to begin to recognize the importance of Latino theater in the United States. Our correspondent in Los Angeles, Rubén Tapia, witnessed the historic event, and has this story. It is part of our Raíces series.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature |
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Diego “El Cigala.”

A conversation with Grammy-winning Spanish singer Diego aka “El Cigala,” perhaps the most popular flamenco singer outside Spain, who is touring the U.S. focusing on his most recent album:“Romance de la luna tucumana.” The CD blends classical flamenco sound with Argentinean folk tunes. “El Cigala” is known for his innovative interpretation of Latin American musical […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Radio Ambulante. Día de los Muertos. Absentee Ballots.

On the heels of winning a prestigious journalism award, Radio Ambulante presents in San Francisco a special show called Outsiders. The show features on the stage remarkable and surprising stories about people, in the signature style of Radio Ambulante, a radio programming service hosted by award-winning novelist Daniel Alarcón. Guest: Daniel Alarcón, Novelist, García Márquez […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
La Virgen de Guadalupe adorna el altar. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

Altar Celebrates Latino Neighborhood in the Face of Gentrification

In Boyle Heights, a symbolic Latino neighborhood, youth build an altar to express their concerns about displacement.

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature, Latest News |

Neighborhood Displacement 2.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

Neighborhood Displacement 1.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
viva el mariachi

Mariachi Maestro Dies

A great maestro of mariachi music has left us. Natividad, or “Nati”, Cano died on October third at 81 years old. With more than 50 years as director of Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, the maestro brought mariachi music to new levels of excellence and helped change public opinion about this musical genre. Throughout the years, Radio Bilingüe had the honor to interview Nati Cano numerous times. Raúl Silva prepared this tribute to this pioneer of mariachi music in the United States.

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Encuentro 2014. Also, Honoring Nati Cano.

Theater groups from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico are coming together in old downtown Los Angeles for a month-long festival. Announced as the largest gathering of Latino/a theater in over 25 years, the national festival brings together 150 artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Guest: José Luis Valenzuela, Founding […]

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