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Remembering The Last Jaramillista.

MONDAY, MARCH 9. PROGRAM # 7470 12:00 PM PT Remembering The Last Jaramillista. Félix Serdán, the last surviving member of the agrarian Jaramillista movement, died at 98. He had been named an honorary major by the Ejército Zapatista para la Liberación Nacional. This program features an interview originally aired in 2007, where Serdán reflects on […]

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Migrants Relearn Indigenous Languages Through Poetry

For some, their native language is indigenous. Others are just beginning to learn them. Marco Vinicio González was at a commemoration in Nueva York of the 10 years of life of the Iguana Azul project.

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Remembering Tijerina.

One of the earliest pioneers of the Chicano movement, Reies López Tijerina passed at the age of 88 in El Paso. Founder of La Alianza Federal de Mercedes, Tijerina spearheaded the cause of land-grant restoration in the 60s. He gained international fame after leading an armed raid on a courthouse in Tierra Amarilla, NM to […]

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City of Zombies.

Renowned Mexican poet and author Homero Aridjis comments on his most recent novel, Ciudad de Zombis, which pictures Mexico’s current reality of violence, corruption, impunity, and indifference. A leading champion for the environment and social justice in Latin America, Aridjis is coming to California to speak about the challenges that the power of organized crime […]

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Agustín Lira.

Mexican-American singer, composer and playwright Agustín Lira talks about his music and comments on social issues. Lira is co-founder with Luis Valdez of El Teatro Campesino and winner of the lifetime honor of the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. This is a repeat edition to mark the celebrations of Martin […]

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Master Muralist Paints with the Whole Neighborhood

Fernando Torres visited this master muralist in one of her classes and in her workshop in West Berkeley and reports she involves the whole neighborhood when she paints a mural. This feature is part of our series “Raíces: Los Maestros. Stories About Artists Who Pass On Their Art to the Next Generation”.

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Dwayne and the TexMexplosion.

An interview with young, accordion virtuoso Dwayne Verheyden. Born in The Netherlands, Dwayne grew up listening to Tex-Mex music. He created his own band, “Dwayne and the Texmexplosion,” and eventually got to perform with Flaco Jiménez and other legends of Tejano music. This year, Dwayne created a sensation at the Tejano Music Awards in San […]

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Antonio Hernández, uno de los ex miembros del Comité Popular del Pueblo Coatecas Altas, baila con una de las marmotas al salir de la misa. Foto: Juan Santiago

Zapotec Migrants Celebrate Patron Saint’s Day in U.S.

The townspeople honor St. John the Evangelist with a mass, followed by a traditional dance with giant figures called “marmotas”. Juan Santiago, who is from Coatecas Altas and was one of the first organizers of this event, brings us this story from this year’s Fiesta del Pueblo. This feature is part of our series “Raíces: Stories About Grassroots Artists.”

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Dwayne and the TexMexplosion.

This Holiday edition features an interview with young accordion virtuoso Dwayne Verheyden. Born in The Netherlands, Dwayne grew up listening to Tex-Mex music. He created his own band, “Dwayne and the Texmexplosion,” and eventually got to perform with Flaco Jiménez and other legends of Tejano music. This year, Dwayne created a sensation at the Tejano […]

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Pasatono Orquesta.

The Pasatono Orquesta, a band in the traditional style of the highland villages in Southern Mexico, recently toured the largest US metropolis, promoting their new album. The album, Maroma, was named after a popular travelling circus, and recreates the sounds of Gypsy marches and the ambience of clown performances. Pasatono’s brand mixes festive music with […]

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