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NOKA in Concert.

Saturday, July 2 PROGRAM # 7820 6:00 PM PST. NOKA in Concert. Noka, a band of three women singers who are the daughters and granddaughters of Basque immigrants, performs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Their concert features folk songs with a strong message for women. Guests: Andréa Bidart, Begoña Echeverria, Cathy […]

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FandangObon.

Saturday, July 2 PROGRAM # 7819 5:00 PM PST. FandangObon. This is a collaborative arts project launched by Japanese and Mexican American artists who mix music and dance traditions of son jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico, and the Japanese Buddhist ritual of Obon. FandangObon was initiated by the non-profit arts group Great Leap in close collaboration […]

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Sounds of California: Martin Goicoechea.

FRIDAY, JULY 1. PROGRAM # 7818 12:00 PM PT Sounds of California: Martin Goicoechea. A conversation with Martin Goicoechea, a renowned Basque poet who came to the US as a sheepherder and is currently a staple in Basque festivals around the country. A winner of the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship Award, […]

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Kepa Junkera and Sorginak.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30. PROGRAM # 7817 4:00 PM PST. Kepa Junkera and Sorginak. This is a musical concert by Latin Grammy winner Kepa Junkera, a well-known Basque trikitixa (accordion) player. He currently tours with the Sorginak, an all-women group whose name translates as “witches.” Their music promotes the use of traditional Basque instruments while exploring […]

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Sounds of California: NOKA.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30. PROGRAM # 7816 12:00 PM PT Sounds of California: NOKA. In the first of a series of conversations titled “Sounds of California” and recorded in Radio Bilingüe’s Studio at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, this program features NOKA, a trio of Basque American women who specialize in traditional songs from […]

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“Songs of Struggle and Hope.”

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29. PROGRAM # 7815 12:00 PM PT “Songs of Struggle and Hope.” Agustín Lira, a pioneering singer of the Chicano movement, releases this week a new album under the Smithsonian Folkways label. Lira, a cofounder of El Teatro Campesino in 1965, has sung to struggles for social justice for the past half century. […]

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Mexican Journalists’ Uphill Battle for Asylum

The documentary “El Paso” shows the harrowing journey of two Mexican journalists who flee their country to seek asylum in the United States, to avoid being killed by organized crime. One of the protagonists is Ricardo Chávez, who hosted a radio program reporting on drug trafficking in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

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Cimarrón.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15. PROGRAM # 7805 12:00 PM PT Cimarrón. Leading members of the Grammy-nominated group Cimarrón, from Colombia, talk about their unique music blend. Cimarrón plays “joropo” and “música llanera,” the traditional music from the plains of Colombia, with new, contemporary sounds. They create a powerful sound with traditional instruments such as harp, bandola, […]

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“In the Country We Love.”

TUESDAY, JUNE 14. PROGRAM # 7804 12:00 PM PT “In the Country We Love.” Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her star roles in the TV hits “Jane the Virgin and “Orange is the New Black,” has written a memoir titled “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided,” where she tells her heartbreaking story […]

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Pan-Caribbean Sound in California.

MONDAY, JUNE 13. PROGRAM # 7803 12:00 PM PT Pan-Caribbean Sound in California. A conversation with master percussionist and singer Gladys “Bobi” Céspedes, a Yoruba priestess and educator born in Cuba and based in San Francisco, and John Santos, a master percussionist, educator and one of the foremost promoters of Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz music […]

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