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Lighting the New Fire.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 PROGRAM # 8543 12:00 PM PT Lighting the New Fire. With a ceremony of the Lighting of the New Fire, P’urhepecha migrants living in the US Northwest celebrated the beginning of the New Year in the tradition of this ancient people from Western Mexico. Hundreds came together to enjoy pirecua music and […]

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Keeping Quechua Language and Song Alive.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 PROGRAM # 8533 12:00 PM PT Keeping Quechua Language and Song Alive. The founder of the Quechua Initiative in New York talks about her efforts to keep her Quechua language alive in the New York City area, the home to the largest Inca-descendant community in the US. The Quechua language is considered […]

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Mariachi: Humanity’s Cultural Heritage.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 PROGRAM # 8511 12:00 PM PT Mariachi: Humanity’s Cultural Heritage. On occasion of the anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of mariachi (the string, song and trumpet musical ensemble) as humanity’s cultural heritage, an expert reflects on the meaning of this recognition. He also talks about his books on the history of this emblematic […]

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Juan de Marcos.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 PROGRAM # 8506 12:00 PM PT Juan de Marcos. Legendary Cuban musician Juan de Marcos visited California with his iconic band Afro-Cuban All Stars. In this interview, he comments on his recent album “Absolutely Live II – Viva México,” recorded in Mexico’s Cervantino Festival. He also shares stories about his work with […]

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Avenal State Prison interns at drumming class.  Photo by Peter Merts, courtesy of the California Arts Council.

Drumming in Corrections

Abdullatif Bell Tounkara, a master musician and teacher, is leading a group of men behind bars in a drum circle. Radio Bilingue’s Tena Rubio reports from Avenal.

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Foto de Peter Merts, cortesía del Concejo de las Artes de California.

Singing in Corrections

At 79, the Mexican-American singer Carmencristina Moreno is taking center stage inside a makeshift classroom — performing and teaching in front of an unlikely crowd — Men serving time at Avenal State Prison. Radio Bilingue’s Tena Rubio has more.

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Mariachi: Humanity’s Cultural Heritage.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 PROGRAM # 8487 12:00 PM PT Mariachi: Humanity’s Cultural Heritage. On occasion of the anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of mariachi (the string, song and trumpet musical ensemble) as humanity’s cultural heritage, an expert reflects on the meaning of this recognition. He also talks about his books on the history of this emblematic […]

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Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Also, “A La Mar.”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 8483 12:00 PM PT Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. The Tradiciones series of the musical label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings releases this week an album celebrating the story of women in mariachi music and the groundbreaking role Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles has played in this resurgent musical movement. In this […]

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“A Dream Called Home.” Also, Early Voting Begins.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 PROGRAM # 8454 12:00 PM PT “A Dream Called Home.” In this memoir, bestselling author Reyna Grande tells her inspiring story, from her early years in an impoverished town in the mountains of Southern Mexico, to her journey from undocumented migrant girl who overcame family negligence and abuse, and a hostile school […]

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No Latinos in Film. Also, “Invisible No More.”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 PROGRAM # 8444 12:00 PM PT No Latinos in Film. Despite being the biggest moviegoers, Latino talents and stories are largely excluded from the film industry, and, as a consequence, non Latinos end up believing the myths and stereotypes of powerful politicians who use Latinos as their favorite target. Advocates point to […]

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