Arts & Culture
THURSDAY, MAY 26. PROGRAM # 7791 12:00 PM PT Grape Harvest Fest. Mexican organizers started celebrating the beginning of the grape harvest in the rich vineyards of the Coachella Valley some thirty years ago. At some point, the local Purepecha indigenous community joined the tradition and the grape harvest festival is now enriched by the […]
Now let’s go south of the border, to Baja California, and more precisely, to the indigenous town of San José de la Zorra, home to more than 200 Kumiai people, whose territory was cut in two when the U.S. took what is now California from Mexico. More than a century and a half after having been separated by the border, the Kumiai people are still struggling to get out of poverty and stop more land from being stolen.
THURSDAY, MAY 12. PROGRAM # 7781 12:00 PM PT “Black Dove: Mama, Mi’jo and Me.” This is the title of the new memoir by renowned author Ana Castillo, a book that weaves stories of her migrant Mexican American family and explores what it means to be a single, bisexual, brown, feminist parent of a son […]
(Español) Mañana jueves Radio Bilingüe rinde homenaje póstumo a Alma Garza, embajadora de la Música Texana, fallecida en Fresno.
(Español) En el homenaje a “Miss Alma”, abierto al público de 6:00 a 9:00 PM en el Centro Comunitario de Parlier, se proyectará un video de Mark Lozada, con imágenes y audios de Alma Garza y mensajes de despedida de verdaderos íconos de la Música Texana.
THURSDAY, MAY 5. PROGRAM # 7776 12:00 PM PT Cinco de Mayo: A Fiesta for Sale? Cinco de Mayo festivals began as a Mexican-American tradition to celebrate national pride and community self-determination. Now, the growing corporate sponsorship has turned the cultural events into a marketing opportunity for beer commercials and a drinking holiday. In contrast, […]
MONDAY, APRIL 25. PROGRAM # 7768 12:00 PM PT “Brown is the New White.” This is the title of a new book by Steve Phillips, a recognized political analyst. The author argues that despite the evidence that the US population has dramatically changed and that a coalition of the New Majority of Blacks, Latinos, Asians […]
MONDAY, APRIL 11. PROGRAM # 7758 12:00 PM PT Mariache Mexico-USA. A conversation with scholar Alvaro Ochoa Serrano about his new book “La Música Va a Otra Parte: Mariache México-USA.” Dr. Ochoa tells the story of how, for more than two centuries, folk musicians from Western Mexico have carried their musical traditions to what is […]
MARCH 1 2016 Sounds of California. Hour 2 The power of music and sound traditions to express migration experiences, cultural resilience and community transformation are explored in this special program. The two-hour program features performances and interviews in English and Spanish from traditional artists who headlined a live event at the Oakland Museum of California. […]
MARCH 1 2016 Sounds of California. Hour 1. The power of music and sound traditions to express migration experiences, cultural resilience and community transformation are explored in this special program. The two-hour program features performances and interviews in English and Spanish from traditional artists who headlined a live event at the Oakland Museum of California. […]
MONDAY, MARCH 28. PROGRAM # 7748 12:00 PM PT La Santa Cecilia: Buenaventura. Members of the Grammy-winning quartet La Santa Cecilia talk about their latest album titled “Buenaventura.” The group marks the release with celebrations in New York and Los Angeles, their hometown. Combining modern tunes with traditional Mexican and Latin American influences, the young […]