Tag Archives: Arts & Culture

monday3_673x324

Zydeco-Mexican Connection.

The Mexican American roots group and cultural institution Los Cenzontles is collaborating with young Zydeco accordion virtuoso Andre Thierry to create a new soulful sound. Through this musical collaboration, they celebrate the historic connection of Louisiana Creoles and Mexicans in their home communities of Richmond and San Pablo, California. This program is part of our […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
monday2_673x324

Concha Buika (Repeat).

Acclaimed singer María Concepción Balboa Buika, known as Buika, was born in Spain to African parents. She now lives in Miami, Florida. With her sultry, emotionally-charged voice she easily crosses musical styles such as cante jondo, jazz and canción ranchera. This is the rebroadcast of an exclusive interview with this distinguished Afro-Hispanic artist about the […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Línea Abierta |
monday2_673x324

Fandango.

Renowned Mexican soneros bring the community celebration of music and dance known as fandango to the U.S. Local son jarocho artists work with Mexican folk artists to create new sones in the tradition of the Afro-Mexican Veracruz region, based on the experience of day laborers and Latino immigrants from the San Francisco Bay Area. As […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
monday-673x324

Holiday Edition: Young Maestros.

Inspired by El Sistema, a Venezuela program that has changed the lives of thousands of poor kids in more than 35 years, a classical orchestra in a California farming town is touching children’s lives trough the power of music. Children from farmworking families in Salinas spend hours learning to play classical musical instruments and their […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
wednesday-672x324

Indigenous Woman Wins “Green Nobel”.

Ruth Buendía Mestoquiari, a young indigenous woman from Peru, was awarded the 2014 Goldman Prize. Buendía shares details about her life as a young girl, the loss of her father, the encounters with the Shining Light guerrilla and having to live apart from her mother. She states how her past led her to become one […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
monday_673x324_framed

Roots of Cinco de Mayo.

In his book “The Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition,” scholar David Hayes-Bautista examines the history of today’s holiday celebration. He reveals that Cinco de Mayo, a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over French invaders in 1862, is not really a festivity born in Mexico, but a celebration created in California by Latinos and Mexican […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico |
monday2_673x324

Arturo Sandoval: Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Arturo Sandoval began learning how to play the trumpet at age 12, in a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Since then, Sandoval has become a living legend of jazz worldwide. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Days later, Sandoval learned that […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
wednesday_673x324

Rosario. Also, Enrique’s Journey.

An interview with the director of the film Rosario, a documentary about the life of Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a social activist whose son disappeared at the hands of Mexico’s security forces in 1975 in Monterrey, her tireless search for her disappeared son and her struggle for human rights. Guest: Shula Erenberg, Director, Film Rosario, […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
tuesday-673x324

Immigration Edition: iNation.

Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project that collects unique immigrant stories and shares them with the world. Beginning this week, the project will offer short documentary films, live events in diverse communities, and an online Interactive Story Hub that enables anyone to upload and share their personal tales. In addition, immigration attorney Rosalba […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
monday_673x324

Junot Díaz: “This Is How You Lose Her”.

A Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz talks in this interview in Oakland, CA, about his most recent bestseller “This Is How You Lose Her,” a collection of stories about relationships gone sour. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” This is a program repeat. Guest: […]

Download
Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Latinos, Línea Abierta |