Arts & Culture
Almost three decades ago, immigrants brought the Guelaguetza, a celebration of the indigenous cultures of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, to California. This year in Los Angeles, thousands of Oaxacans and Angelinos celebrated in an outdoor park. During two days, people enjoyed banda music, traditional indigenous dance, and delicious Oaxacan mole.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 PROGRAM # 7849 12:00 PM PT Meklit. This is a conversation with Meklit Hadero, an Ethiopia-born singer and songwriter who celebrates her three “sonic homelands”: Addis Ababa, Brooklyn, and San Francisco. She combines jazz, folk and East African rhythms in her performances, adding a recent mix with a Mexican-American group. This bilingual […]
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(Español) La respuesta de Carruesco es “muy ingenua”, el estudio de The Guardian arrojó datos “espantosos” que pone a Kern como “la zona urbana más mortífera, para asesinatos de la policía a civiles”.
Monday, JULY 11 PROGRAM # 7832 12:00 PM PST. Dreamers: The Public Face. Leaders of young immigrants share their stories of survival and progress living in the US as temporarily protected undocumented residents. In this bilingual forum on the sounds of migration, convened and recorded in the National Mall as part of the Smithsonian Folklife […]
(Español) Los vasos comunicantes entre Veracruz y Los Ángeles se han dado a través principalmente de reconocidos grupos del son jarocho, como ‘Mono Blanco’ y ‘Son de Madera’.
TUESDAY, JULY 5 PROGRAM # 7828 4:00 PM PST. Quetzal and Meklit in Concert. Announced as the underground sounds of California’s largest cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, this concert at the National Mall brings together the voices of Quetzal, an activist rock band from the barrios in East Los Angeles, and San Francisco-based singer, […]
TUESDAY, JULY 5 PROGRAM # 7827 12:00 PM PST. Quetzal. A conversation with members of the Grammy-winning, Los Angeles-based group Quetzal, founded two decades ago by artist Quetzal Flores. The Chican@ rock group is known for combining traditional Mexican son jarocho rhythms with salsa, R&B, and more to express the political and social struggle for […]
MONDAY, JULY 4 PROGRAM # 7826 4:00 PM PST. Cultural Activist Women. In this bilingual panel recorded at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, women cultural leaders from diverse backgrounds discuss the role women have played as gatekeepers of community traditions, breakers of cultural barriers and their role in shaping the soundscape of modern-day California. Guests: Hinaleimona […]
Monday, JULY 4 PROGRAM # 7825 12:00 PM PST. Kumeyaay. Leaders from the Kumeyaay communities along the US-Mexico border in California talk about their tribal songs performed as part of the “Sounds of California” program in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They also comment on issues of language, culture and traditions. Guests: Preston J. Arrow-weed, Educator, […]