Arts & Culture
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 7886 12:00 PM PT Encuentro de Jaraneros. Groups of soneros and bailadores from all over California gathered in East Los Angeles, a hotbed of Mexican folk music, in the longest-running encuentro that celebrates a decades-long connection between Chicanos from Los Angeles and the traditional music from the Mexican coastal state […]
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 PROGRAM # 7885 12:00 PM PT “America’s Social Arsonist.” A conversation with the author of the first biography of Fred Ross, an unsung pioneer considered one of the most influential community organizers in US history. After working with Dust Bowl migrants and helping release interned Japanese Americans, Ross went on to wage […]
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 PROGRAM # 7884 12:00 PM PST. “My (Underground) American Dream.” Julissa Arce became a Wall Street executive, an investment banker, while still being an undocumented. Now a newly-naturalized US Citizen, Julissa tells her incredible story in her book “My (Underground) American Dream,” and uses it to inspire Latinos to register and vote. […]
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 PROGRAM # 7880 5:00 PM PT John Santos Sextet and Bobi Céspedes. The John Santos Sextet, one of the premier Latin jazz ensembles led by seven-time GRAMMY nominee, the veteran composer, percussionist and folk music educator John Santos, is joined on stage by Afro-Cuban bandleader Bobi Céspedes, an acclaimed vocalist and composer. […]
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 PROGRAM # 7877 12:00 PM PST. Los Texmaniacs Sound. The leader of the band Los Texmaniacs, Max Baca, joins a conversation with renowned cultural advocates Daniel Sheehy and Russell Rodríguez in one more edition of the series Sounds of California. The Texmaniacs is a Grammy-winning conjunto group from South Texas. In this […]
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 PROGRAM # 7872 12:00 PM PST. Musicians from the Purepecha Heartlands. Don Pedro Dimas and his family string band “Mirando al Lago” came to the US invited by the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Washington state to showcase their repertoire of traditional dance music from the Purepecha people villages surrounding Lake […]
(Español) Fue sin duda uno de los más grandes embajadores musicales de México para el mundo, y, al mismo tiempo, uno de los más comprometidos promotores de la reforma migratoria; no sólo por el amor a su gente, que por necesidad tenía que emigrar a este país, sino por la gran cantidad de sacrificios y rechazos que sufrían, sobre todo los indocumentados.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 PROGRAM # 7865 12:00 PM PT Homayoun Sakhi and Salar Nader. A conversation with two internationally recognized Afghan musicians who represent the Afghan exile communities’ journeys and experiences. Born in Afghanistan to one of the country’s leading musical families, Homayoun Sakhi is an outstanding player of the rubab, the national instrument. Salar […]
(Español) “La bicicleta es muy importante para el migrante, muy importante para la juventud. Porque es el modo de salir de la posición social que uno tiene… la bicicleta te da alas para salir de la pobreza”.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 PROGRAM # 7858 12:00 PM PST. Cultural Activist Women. In this bilingual panel recorded at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, women cultural leaders from Hawaiian, Japanese and Chicana roots discuss the role women have played as gatekeepers of community traditions, breakers of cultural barriers and their role in shaping the […]