Tag Archives: Arts & Culture

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The most incredible and biggest poem.

California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is completing his two-year poetry project titled “The most incredible and biggest poem on unity in the world” inviting everyone to submit a word, phrase, poem or corrido. Poems will be displayed in a mural during thefiesta de la unidad. A son of migrant farmworkers and university professor, Herrera is […]

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No Mouse Music. Also, Father Solalinde in the U.S.

The new feature documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music! tells the story of roots music luminary Chris Strachwitz, founder of independent label, Arhoolie Records. Premiering this week on the U.S. West Coast, the film includes segments of legendary accordionist Flaco Jiménez and other storied indigenous maestros whose work is threatened by commercialist pop music. Guest: […]

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Jaraneros.

Young members of the movement of string bands known as jaraneros, talk about the growing presence of Son Jarocho in California and the U.S., and the power of this music to build community around festive gatherings. Members of the Grammy-nominated group Los Cojolites, they also talk about their cross-border collaboration. Guests: Jacob Hernández, marimbol player, […]

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67 Sueños (Dreams.)

Migrant students from the San Francisco Bay Area are painting murals to document the stories of their communities through art. Led by an accomplished muralist, the group of migrant youth is painting stories about the risky border crossings by undocumented migrants, overcoming fear and loneliness, their dreams for the country, and in the process, their […]

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Masters of Caribbean Son. 

An interview with two great exponents of Afro-Latino music, who come together in San Francisco, CA, with other giants of Salsa and Latin jazz to support El Tecolote, a storied community newspaper with a focus on Latino popular culture. Five-time Grammy nominee John Santos is a renowned percussionist who has performed and recorded with masters […]

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Lila Downs: Raíz.

Grammy winner Mexican-American singer Lila Downs is releasing a new CD in collaboration with Soledad from Argentina and Niña Pastori from Spain. Titled “Raíz,” the new recording includes arrangements of musical styles from their home countries, such as boleros, chacareras, tangos and huapangos. In coincidence, Downs begins a tour in the U.S. Guest: Lila Downs, […]

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The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón.

That’s the title of a book that tells the tragic story about the experiences and ideology of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón and militants of his transnational movement in the U.S. and Mexico. It also gives insights into the collaboration between the Mexican and U.S. governments to persecute and imprison Mexican exiles in the early […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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