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Cristina Baccin

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Bilingual Journalist/Periodista (English/Español) - Latino Public Affairs, Music, History and Culture

  As a former Professor of Journalism and Social Communication in Argentina and Spain, she brings her professional experience to KUNM as much as her deep vital understanding of living in countries that suffered long oppressive times and underdevelopment, working mostly in educational, community and participatory communication.

 

A member of Raíces Collective since 2008, Cristina hosts and produces bilingual “Raíces” shows joyfully sharing the richness and diversity of music and culture from throughout the Americas. She also hosts and produces “Corazón Tanguero”, inviting you to dive into tango music, history and popular culture from Argentina and around the world. 

 

Since 2013, Cristina has served as Coordinator of “Espejos de Aztlán”, a Latino Public Affairs show that highlights the issues that concern the Chicano/Latino community bringing the voice of people who are rarely heard, with all its beauty, courage and strength.

She speaks English fluently and is a native Spanish and Italian speaker. Her interviews are humorous, sensitive and deeply in touch with the audience such that they get to know her guests professionally and personally.

http://bermanfileteadora.blogspot.com

Sat. 6/17, 4:15pm:Papá, viejo, papi, pai, babbo, taita, tatay, padre... We celebrate Father´s Day in CORAZÓN TANGUERO with compositions that honor their memories and love beginning by iconic Piazzolla´s composition "Adiós nonino". // Celebramos a los padres en su día, con composiciones que recuerdan al papá o "mi viejo", comenzando con el icónico tango compuesto por Piazzolla a su padre: "Adiós nonino".

Art: "Vos sos mi sangre, mi viejo" by Patricia Berman ("Fileteado porteño" artist, Buenos Aires)

Fandango Burqueño

Jun 2, 2017

Sat. 6/3, 3:30p: FANDANGO Burqueño! Organizers & musicians will join us to share this community-based celebration of son jarocho, poetry, dance, especially: zapateado!! with host Cristina Baccin.

Sat. 6/3, 4:15p: We honor the Centennial of “La Cumparsita”, the iconic tango composed in 1917 by Uruguayan pianist, composer and journalist Gerardo Matos Rodríguez. Declared by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, “La Cumparsita” is considered the “anthem” of the tango history. We´ll play the song in different versions, from vintage to Golden Age and contemporary orchestras, hosted by Cristina Baccin

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Sat. 6/3, 2:30p: Luna Llena (Full Moon) is a new Latin band based in Albuquerque (New Mexico)  playing Cuban music. The band is led by Romeo and Ricky Carrido who will be interviewed by Cristina Baccin. Ricky Carrido became a sworn batá drummer (Omo Añá, the deity that lives in the batá drum) from the batá set by the name Obbá koso from Matanzas, Cuba. He has worked with Baracutanga, Pandemonium, Wagogo, Calle 66, and Radio La Chusma.

Two sisters, despite being an ocean apart, "meet in New Mexico" dressed in blue. In an excellent bilingual telling, co-authors Dr. Anna Nogar and Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid, share the legend of an intercultural and  mysterious encounter between two young women: Paf Sheuri (Blue Flower), from a Pueblo community and Sister Maria, while living in a convent in a small community of Northern Castilla (Spain) claims to magically transport herself to the Land of Enchantment.

https://www.facebook.com/hotglueband/

Sat. 5/20, 2p: Local band Hot Glue plays live on Raíces hosted by Cristina Baccin. They share their songs based on feminist stories highlighting historical heroines.

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Sat. 5/6, 4:15p: With a classical tango formation, Bataraz Quintet led by Lisandro Baum, goes back and forth through folk music and tango. With their own compositions, this young band brings more layers to tango´s rural origins and  changes the intensity of its urban rythm.

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Mon. 5/1, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán celebrates International Workers´ Day with a show hosted by Cristina Baccin about the D. Trump administration threats to immigrants and workers´ rights. 

www.simonedebbas.com

Sat. 4/29, 1:30p: “Ethnic Madonnas”, as Lebanese born artist Simone Debbas calls her recent series of Madonnas composed of women from many different countries, are joined by portraits of women from around the world that also reflect her own diverse journey in art and life.

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Sat 4/29, 12p: Do you fear being sexually assaulted? Have you –or somebody you know- been raped? As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Women´s Focus -hosted by Cristina Baccin-, we´ll talk about how the life of a sexual assault victim is affected. Do you wonder if it is possible to overcome a sexual assault? Who are the most vulnerable? What are the best actions to reduce and ultimately, eliminate sexual assaults? What can we do as a community? 

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Sat. 4/15, 4:15p: Angels and devils were Astor Piazzolla´s favorite muses for his compositions. Inspired by the Argentinian composer and musician, Austin Piazzolla Quintet´s founder, James Anderson discusses in this interview with host Cristina Baccin their just released 4th album that intertwines their own compositions along their performances of angels and devils songs by Piazzolla. James Anderson talks about the challenges and freedom that tango brings to their performances. 

Cadena Ser

Mon. 3/6, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán commemorates International Women´s Day  with guests Amy Whitfield, YWCA New Mexico President; Dr. Ruth Trinidad Galván, UNM Associate Professor; and Pamelya Herndon, Southwest Women’s Law Center Executive Director, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

www.malenamuyala.com

Sat. 3/4 and 3/18, 4:15p: Uruguay is tango's roots. Uruguayan female tango musicians bring to the Río de La Plata regional music a unique and essential lyric and rhythms grounded in Montevideo's barrios. Commemorating International Women´s day, we´ll listen to the voices and compositions of Uruguay's new talents such as: Malena Muyala, Maia Castro, Valeria Lima and Francis Andreu.

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Sat. 3/4, 3p: Interview with Buenos Aires based musician Dat Garcia, one of a new generation of women in the electro-folk music scene. She shares her story of survival from trauma that inspires her thriving compositions of her new album “Maleducada” with host Cristina Baccin.

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Mon. 2/6, 7p: We´ll speak live with a panel of individuals -hosted by Cristina Baccin- about the uncertain future of Dreamers (Soñadores), young people currently holding DACA status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an immigration program created by former President Obama that provides temporary protection, work permits and, especially, deportation relief. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY WENDY JOHNSON

Sat. 2/4, 3p: Live performance and interview with local trio Lone Piñón about their new CD “Días Felices”.

"Murder By Tango"

Jan 20, 2017

Sat. 1/21, 4:15p: On Corazón Tanguero, an interview by hostess Cristina Baccin with Santa Fe-based writer Dr. Michael T. Gamble, about his just released book “Murder by tango”. He´ll share stories regarding his inspiration to write a book linking tango, murder and the Aleppo Codex.

We´ll also talk about what made Dr. Gamble to dance from lasers and high-energy physics to tango! 

"Genízaro Nation"

Jan 8, 2017
Credit: Lynn Velarde y Gonzales / Moisés Gonzales

Originally aired 1/9, 7p: Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Prof. Moisés Gonzáles, Community & Regional Planning at the University of New Mexico are shining light on a topic that challenges cultural identities in New Mexico through their forthcoming book “Genízaro Nation”.

Hip Hop In Cuba

Dec 15, 2016
Picture: Colin Diles Hazelbaker

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Mon. 12/4, 7 pm: Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátequi guides us through the poetic world of the great Latin American writer, Elena Garro (1916-1998, México) on Espejos de Aztlán, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Stories Of Humanos De New Mexico: The Advocate Ralph And The Reflective Victoria

Nov 22, 2016
Picture: Humans of New Mexico Project

Mon. 11/28, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de New Mexico. We´ll listen to the life stories of Ralph A. Vigil II and Victoria Maestas, who share their different experiences of living in New Mexico for many generations. Ralph, from the Pecos Valley in northern New Mexico, speaks to growing up and being connected to the land: 

Art: El Moisés

 

Sat. 11/19, 2p: Live performance and interview with Félix Peralta (aka) El Gato Malo & David Barclay Gómez. They talk with host Cristina Baccin about their new album "Louisiana nights" just released by their band "Félix y Los Gatos" . They play live "Nuevo México", "Yo quiero más" and other songs and tell us their stories about how this musical adventure began with a close brotherhood and to keep sober.

Picture: Centro de Comunicación Social (Sección XXII, Oaxaca, México) / http://www.cencos22oaxaca.org

Mon. 11/7, 7p: Interview with Oaxacan leaders of the Coordinadora Nacional de los Trabajadores de  Educación (Sección XXII), Mayem Arellanes Cano and Fernando Soberanes Bojórquez about the struggles for public education, human rights and what are they fighting to protect in Oaxaca (México) hosted by Cristina Baccin. UNM Professor Lois Meyer joins us in the conversation.

Photo: Milken Family Foundation

Mon. 11/7, 7:30p: A Latina second-grade teacher from Santa Fe (New Mexico) Melissa Tapia-Kovac received $25,000 from the Milken Educator Awards.  From Amy Biehl Community School at Rancho Viejo, Ms. Kovac is one of the 35 recipients of this nationwide recognition for teaching.

"Bohemia Viva"

Nov 6, 2016
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Sat. 11/5, 3pm: Live performance and interview with Argentinian duo singers  Bohemia Viva (Bohemia lives) hosted by Cristina Baccin. Like troubadours Andrea Mottura & Luis Luján take you to a journey with songs and stories from Latin America, United States and Europe. 

Photography: Nora Lozano

Sat. 11/5, 2p: From the Buenos Aires underground cultural scene and the Argentinian borders with Brazil and Bolivia, Mariana Yegros (aka), La Yegros embraces the multicolored Latin American mestizaje through a fresh interpretation of cumbia featuring electronic beats and her unique vocal timber.

www.humansofnewmexico.com

Mon. 9/24, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de New Mexico. We´ll listen to the life stories of Juan Carlos Martínez and Suyent Rodríguez, who share their different experiences of immigration and life in the US as immigrants. Suyent, a Cuban born student, contrasts the two worlds she has been living: 

Mon. 10/31, 7p: On ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN, an interview by Cristina Baccin with author and UNM Assistant Professor José Orduña about how immigrants’ everyday life is intertwined with the USA´s immigration and social policies and history. Yolanda, Martín, Octavio, José and his abuela are part of this interview which is based on Mr.

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Fri. 23/9, Sat. 24/9: Interviews with artists performing in New Mexico -12th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture-, by Cristina Baccin: Fémina (Argentina), Vân-Ánh Vô (Vietnam), Germán López (Canary Islands, Spain), Andrés Pinzón, one of the 11 members of Herencia de Timbiquí (Colombia), Baladino singer Yael Badash (Israel, Germany), and Maya Kamaty (Réunion Island).

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), is a national organization  founded in the 1960's to defend Latino legal and civil rights. MALDEF President, Thomas Saenz visited Espejos de Aztlán to speak with host Cristina Baccin about some priorities in the defense of Latino civil rights, especially regarding the right to vote.

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