Songs of Mayfair
Radio Bilingüe and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) present the final concert of the project, with East San José, and Mayfair artists and residents. The program is co-hosted by Chelis López and Russell Rodríguez.
If you walk through the Mexican Heritage Plaza in the Mayfair neighborhood of San Jose, California, you might hear many different sounds, from Aztec drumming to Hawaiian hula dancing and singing, samba, or hip hop, with hymns in Spanish floating out of the church. In this English language feature, Zaidee Stavely takes you on a tour of this historic neighborhood.
The Mayfair neighborhood of East San José was home to legendary farm worker leader Cesar Chavez and has strong Mexican roots, but today you can hear song and dance from all over the world in the plaza, where people have found a common language in music. Zaidee Stavely hosts this hour-long talkshow in English.
In this Spanish-language-talkshow, master musicians tell through singing, dances and storytelling how the neighborhoods of East of San José have changed from the struggling unpaved streets of the barrio Salsipuedes in the 50s to the thriving diverse community nowadays. Chelis Lopez hosts the show.
Over the years, immigrants from other countries have enriched the cultural mosaic of this neighborhood. In this Spanish-language feature, Ruben Tapia presents some of the history and the new and traditional sounds that are flourishing in this community south of the San Francisco Bay.