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With Songs and Stories, Indigenous Grandmother in New York Keeps Quechua Language Alive

Doña Elva Ambía Rebata arrived in New York half a century ago from the Andes mountains of Peru. And although the New York metropolitan area is home to the largest Quechua community in the United States.

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Lighting the New Fire.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 PROGRAM # 8543 12:00 PM PT Lighting the New Fire. With a ceremony of the Lighting of the New Fire, P’urhepecha migrants living in the US Northwest celebrated the beginning of the New Year in the tradition of this ancient people from Western Mexico. Hundreds came together to enjoy pirecua music and […]

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Tata Emiliano y Tata Marco Rojo.

Purhépechas Keep Mexican Traditions Alive in Northwestern US

A few days ago, Purépecha groups gathered in the states of Washington and Oregon to celebrate the ceremony of the Lighting of the New Fire, which marks the start of the New Year according to the tradition of these Western Mexican indigenous communities.

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Keeping Quechua Language and Song Alive.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 PROGRAM # 8533 12:00 PM PT Keeping Quechua Language and Song Alive. The founder of the Quechua Initiative in New York talks about her efforts to keep her Quechua language alive in the New York City area, the home to the largest Inca-descendant community in the US. The Quechua language is considered […]

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Melchor García López envía mensajes a los hermanos migrantes de la Mixteca que andan por EEUU. Foto: gob.mx.

(Español) La Voz de la Mixteca una señal radiofónica de amplio alcance, de la familia de Línea Abierta

(Español) García cuenta también del asesinato de Alejandro Aparicio, presidente municipal de Tlaxiaco, ultimado a tiros en un ataque ¡sólo minutos después! de haber tomado posesión del cargo.

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Radio Bilingüe’s News Correspondent Winner of Golden Mike Award

The story, aired in September on Radio Bilingüe’s weekly news service Edición Semanaria, tells a story of loss, resiliency, and survival among Houston’s immigrant families in the face of the devastation of the combined scourge of Hurricane Harvey and the toxic contamination that ensued, and the lack of access to emergency aid and recovery funds.

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Mariachi: Humanity’s Cultural Heritage.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 PROGRAM # 8511 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 […]

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Juan de Marcos.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 PROGRAM # 8506 12:00 PM PT Juan de Marcos. Legendary Cuban musician Juan de Marcos visited California with his iconic band Afro-Cuban All Stars. In this interview, he comments on his recent album “Absolutely Live II – Viva México,” recorded in Mexico’s Cervantino Festival. He also shares stories about his work with […]

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Eugene Mitchell, de pie, practica junto al maestro Eduardo Martinez sentado. Foto de Ruben Tapia

Afro-Colombian Drum Classes Motivate Inmates and Inspire Teachers

A group of inmates at a medium-security prison in the city of Norco in Riverside County say that taking Afro-Caribbean drum lessons has helped to alleviate the racial tensions common in prisons.

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Avenal State Prison interns at drumming class.  Photo by Peter Merts, courtesy of the California Arts Council.

Drumming in Corrections

Abdullatif Bell Tounkara, a master musician and teacher, is leading a group of men behind bars in a drum circle. Radio Bilingue’s Tena Rubio reports from Avenal.

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