Arts & Culture
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 PROGRAM # 8487 12:00 PM PT Mariachi: Humanity’s Cultural Heritage. On occasion of the anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of mariachi (the string, song and trumpet musical ensemble) as humanity’s cultural heritage, an expert reflects on the meaning of this recognition. He also talks about his books on the history of this emblematic […]
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 8483 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 […]
Thanksgiving is celebrated this week, and it is also Native American Heritage Month. On this holiday, we feature two special reports.
Some of the big names of Tejano Conjunto music may have disappeared from the stage, but their legend, their memories, and sometimes even their sound, lives on in their children and the generations that are following in their footsteps.
(Español) Evita pues ciudadano / Que te lleve la huesuda / Y ejerce lo más temprano / El poder que dan las urnas…
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 PROGRAM # 8454 12:00 PM PT “A Dream Called Home.” In this memoir, bestselling author Reyna Grande tells her inspiring story, from her early years in an impoverished town in the mountains of Southern Mexico, to her journey from undocumented migrant girl who overcame family negligence and abuse, and a hostile school […]
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.