Arts & Culture
Pastorela plays, which combine faith and fun, are a deep-rooted Mexican Christmas tradition. The plays have their origins in the colonial era, and tell of the obstacles that the devil puts in the way of a group of shepherds heading to Bethlehem to adore Baby Jesus. As part of the tradition, pastorelas often incorporate social criticism of the moment.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 7959 12:00 PM PT Sabores de Cuba. On time for the Holiday feasts, and in collaboration with an advocacy organization for diabetics, Chef Ronaldo Linares published a bilingual book to celebrate the healthy aspects of Cuban cuisine. Chef Ronaldo offers recipes combining fresh ingredients to make nutritious and delicious typical […]
U.S. immigration policies have separated many migrant families. But one group of organized families on both sides of the border has found a creative way to reunify loved ones.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 PROGRAM # 7954 12:00 PM PT Sounds of California. Accomplished artists from different backgrounds and perspectives met at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the summer to discuss the role that the California experience played in their musical life, and the power of music to heal and connect different racial communities. The conversation, […]
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 PROGRAM # 7953 12:00 PM PST. Gabino Palomares. Renowned Mexican singer and composer Gabino Palomares, a leading exponent of Latin America’s New Song movement from the 60s, recently toured the US. Of Otomí Indian parents, Palomares comments on pervasive ethnic discrimination and fascination with foreign powers in Mexico, common themes in his […]
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 PROGRAM # 7952 12:00 PM PST. Immigrants in the Transition. A veteran political analyst and immigration law expert comments on Trump’s transition plans. Trump nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Gen. John Kelly to lead DHS. What does it mean for immigrants? And how are the plans for the wall […]
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 PROGRAM # 7939 12:00 PM PT Grassroots Rappers. In this Holiday edition, correspondent José López Zamorano talks in Washington DC with grassroots rappers Ray Guzmán and Bambu. In this conversation recorded before a live audience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival at the National Mall, the artists discuss their roots and the sources […]
It is a traditional festival, with origins in colonial times, when the owner of an hacienda would brand cattle and invite friends to a party where the wives of the cattle-herders would dance.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 PROGRAM # 7934 12:00 PM PT Radio Movimiento Milestone. On this day, KPCN, Radio Movimiento, celebrates ten years on the air. To mark the occasion, Radio Bilingue simulcasts from the studios of KPCN in Woodburn. The special program includes conversations with leaders of the community-based station and the parent institution PCUN, the […]
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 PROGRAM # 7929 12:00 PM PT La Vaquería Yucateca. Mexican Mayans from around the San Francisco Bay Area gather this weekend in a yearly event called La Vaquería to celebrate their mother language, traditional music, dance and food. La Vaquería is the most anticipated festivity held for centuries in every town square […]