Arts & Culture

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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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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 |
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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.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature |
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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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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política, Politics & Elections |
Xago Juárez con colegas del Departamento de Estudios México-Americanos de SJSU. Foto: Fernando Andrés Torres

Creating Theater for Community

In his work with the legendary Teatro Campesino, in the public schools, in street theater, one of his goals has been to mobilize the audience to social action using comedy or drama, and to make the stage a place for the stories of the whole community.

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The most incredible and biggest poem.

California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is completing his two-year poetry project titled “The most incredible and biggest poem on unity in the world” inviting everyone to submit a word, phrase, poem or corrido. Poems will be displayed in a mural during thefiesta de la unidad. A son of migrant farmworkers and university professor, Herrera is […]

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No Mouse Music. Also, Father Solalinde in the U.S.

The new feature documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music! tells the story of roots music luminary Chris Strachwitz, founder of independent label, Arhoolie Records. Premiering this week on the U.S. West Coast, the film includes segments of legendary accordionist Flaco Jiménez and other storied indigenous maestros whose work is threatened by commercialist pop music. Guest: […]

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