Arts & Culture
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 […]
(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.
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.
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.
(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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.