Tag Archives: Arts & Culture
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 PROGRAM # 8404 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 […]
MONDAY, JULY 9 PROGRAM # 8376 12:00 PM PT “Chavela.” The film “Chavela: Trailblazer, Rebel, Icon,” showcases the life of the late ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela moved at an early age to Mexico City, where during the 1950s broke with Mexican mainstream conventions by dressing in pants, drinking tequila, smoking […]
TUESDAY, JUNE 19 PROGRAM # 8362 12:00 PM PT Vanishing Frontiers. At a time when a rhetoric pushing for border walls and policies and war on immigrants permeate the US airwaves, a social analyst releases a timely book examining the bridges that connect Mexico and the US. The book “Vanishing Frontiers” focuses on the great […]
MONDAY, JUNE 18 PROGRAM # 8361 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 […]
This Linea Abierta program offers special coverage from San Antonio from the Tejano Conjunto Festival, where the accordion is king. This program includes conversations with the founder of the festival, Juan Tejeda, and with legend of Tejano songs, Linda Escobar.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 PROGRAM # 8348 12:00 PM PT Elena Poniatowska. This is a conversation with the well-known Mexican journalist and writer Elena Poniatowska about her new novel “Dos veces única,” in which she tells about the life and times of diva Lupe Marín, the second wife of celebrated muralist Diego Rivera. Marín was a […]
TUESDAY, MAY 29 PROGRAM # 8347 12:00 PM PT Sounds of California in Bayview. The historic Opera House of the historically African-American neighborhood of Bayview in San Francisco hosts a gathering of musical groups celebrating songs and sounds of migration and resilience. The performers, representing immigrants or refugees who have made California their new home, […]
MONDAY, MAY 28 PROGRAM # 8346 12:00 PM PT The New Sound of Son Jarocho. Women musicians from California and Mexico convened in San Francisco community festival for a unique series of fandango and son jarocho concert activities where the voice and art of women was headlined and honored. These master musicians have been celebrating […]
MONDAY, MAY 21 PROGRAM # 8339 12:00 PM PT Tejano Conjunto Concert: Day Three. Hour 1. San Antonio became the world capital of Tejano Conjunto music for one week, culminating the night before with a line-up of some of the best Conjunto performers in the world. This special program includes speeches by accordionist Gilberto Pérez and Radio Bilingüe […]
This Linea Abierta program features conversations with the leader of the Tejano Conjunto Festival and with a musician and accordion designer who has impacted the signature sound of famous accordion masters and the phenomenon of the resurgence of the Conjunto button accordion.