Arts & Culture
Victor Robinson, a Oaxacan artist shows his art; “Immersions” at the Guelaguetza – ORO, Los Ángeles 2016
(Español) “Me inquieta al igual que muchas personas en este mundo, esta vorágine de no saber hacia dónde vamos. Me preocupa la contaminación, la alimentación humana…me preocupa la deshumanización de este mundo.”
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 PROGRAM # 7961 12:00 PM PST. Armenian Public Radio. This is the name of an acoustic guitar trio who plays Armenian folk songs blending contemporary sounds with traditional songs of their native homeland. The conversation with these recognized Armenian musicians from the diaspora was recorded before a live audience at the National […]
(Español) “ Una cosa extraordinaria sucedió como resultado del miedo que causó su gente, y fue que las viejas riñas y envidias desaparecieron. Aquellos de nosotros que habíamos sido enemigos por generaciones olvidamos nuestros rencores y nos unimos unos con otros en contra de la invasión”. – Princesa Huitzitzilin, “ La Canción del Colibrí”.
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 […]