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Espejos de Aztlán
12:30 am
Tue November 25, 2014

"Chasing Dichos Through Chimayó"

Cover: "Chasing dichos through Chimayó" by Don Usner, UNM Press 2014
Credit Don Usner

Mon. Dec. 1st, 7p: We´ll share the joy of a popular wisdom that comes in very small pills, wrapped by few words: "dichos" (or sayings). New Mexican photograper, educator, and writer Don Usner began to “chase” this little popular pearls with his mother, following the traces of their community and family legacy in Chimayó, New Mexico.

We´ll navigate this popular wisdom with Don Usner through his new book "Chasing Dichos through Chimayó (UNM Press, Querencias Series, 2014)

More information:

http://www.unmpress.com/books

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Espejos de Aztlán
11:25 am
Mon November 3, 2014

"Making Aztlán"

Families and neighbors preparing for the Chicano Moratorium, preliminary march, Los Angeles, California, February 1970
Credit Photography by Devra Weber (A detail of the book Cover)

Mon. Nov. 3, 7p: Is the Chicana and Chicano Movement still alive? We explore it in a conversation with Prof. Irene Vásquez, co-author with UCLA Prof. Juan Gómez-Quiñones of the book "MAKING AZTLÁN", just published by the University of New Mexico Press. Passion and struggles from the sixties and seventies to today.

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Espejos de Aztlán
11:33 am
Fri October 10, 2014

¡BOCÓN!

¡Bocón!
Credit Photography: Adolphe Pierre-Louis

Mon. Oct. 13th, 7p: Enjoy a short avant-première of the play ¡Bocón! that will be performed by Working Classroom very soon. ¡Bocón! is a bilingual fable filled with humor, magical realism, and songs directed by Rebeca Mayorga and written by Lisa Loomer.

A 12-year-old boy, Miguel, flees a repressive Central American military regime for a new life in Los Angeles. Along the way he meets up with an unusual travelling companion who you might know...

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Raíces
11:35 am
Fri October 3, 2014

World Animal Day / Día Mundial de los Animales

Credit Slumkat - http://www.slumkat.com/

Sat. Oct 4th, 2p: OCTOBER 4th is WORLD ANIMAL DAY established in 1931 by a group of ecologists in Florence, Italy to celebrate endangered species and all kinds of animal life (in coincidence with  the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals).

Celebrate our best friends with Latin American songs that honor animal life: el tecolote, el caballo, la vicuña, el perro, el gato, el tucá guazú, el yurumí, and more! ¡FELIZ DÍA DE LOS ANIMALES!

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Corazón Tanguero
11:11 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Ciudad Baigón: Tango "In Present Time"

Credit Ciudad Baigón / Radio Universidad de Buenos Aires

Sat. Oct. 4th, 4:15pm: They look like a garage band with 11 musicians whose  age ranges from 25 to 35 years old. They introduce their new albums in an old factory. They compose and play dark tangos, following the shadows of their rock icons, like the legendary El Indio Solari, leader of "Los Redonditos de Ricota".

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Raíces
11:10 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

From Dance To Theater

Techarí Poster (Portion)
Credit Casa Flamenca

    

Mon. Sept. 29th, 7:30p: Jesús Muñoz of Casa Flamenca drops by to discuss his next performance, "Techarí". In the Gypsy Caló, techarí means ¨to be free¨-not under the control or power of another. He´ll share with us his inspiration for this new work . When & Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque Journal Theater, Friday-Saturday, October 3-4, 8pm

At 8:00 pm, Andrés Moreno and Colin Butts, cast members of the UNM production of the Federico García Lorca play, "As Five Years Pass" will open some surprises of this "pearl" of the theatre.

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Espejos de Aztlán
9:38 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Poetry And Rap In The South Valley

"AGD" CD Release Party Flyer (portion)
Credit South Valley Male Involvement Project

Mon. Sept. 29th. 7p: Olodum in Brazil, Orquesta Cateura in Paraguay, and A.G.D. in Albuquerque´s South Valley are examples of music serving as a powerful transformative tool for youth development that creates solidarity with their community, and builds self-respect.

Javier Alvarado, Xavier Barreras, and Omar Torres, the rap group A.G.D. releasing their first CD later this week, describe their involvement and contributions to the successes of the South Valley Male Involvement Project, along with Carlos M. Flores, project coordinator.

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Raíces
5:21 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

King of Vallenato Beto Jamaica

Beto Jamaica - Rey del Vallenato
Credit ww.betojamaica.net

Sat. Sept. 27, 3p: From Colombia to the Globalquerque, the day after their big concert, Beto Jamaica and his band shared with RAÍCES stories about vallenato and its origins. Mr. Jamaica is one of the most important vallenato and cumbia musicians of his country, and winner as Rey of the "Leyenda Vallenata Festival" in 2006.

Enjoy with us the music and the conversation from the backyard of Armando Ortega´s house in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque with friends and sheep as our witnesses...

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tango
10:09 am
Wed August 27, 2014

LA VIDÚ / Josefina Rozenwasser

Credit Cover: La Vidú. Orquesta típica

Sat. Sept. 2nd, 4:15p: A new generation is bringing a crude, and complex social reality to their tango compositions. 

In CORAZÓN TANGUERO, we travel the road of Contemporary Argentinian tango composers who speak to today´s reality, a challenging, and less traveled road. We´ll listen to : LA VIDÚ, a  tango orchestra of 13 musicians, including 4 bandoneon players, and 4 violins.
 And Josefina Rozenwasser, a Buenos Aires young woman with great resolution to make her own way in music, playing bandoneon, singing and composing.

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Espejos de Aztlán
10:17 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

La Resolana and La Nueva Raza in memory of Tomás Atencio

Credit Cover: "Resolana: Emerging Chicano Dialogues on Community and Globalization" by M. Montiel, T. Atencio & E. A. Mares

Mon. Sept. 1st, 7p: We´ll honor a pioneer and activist for Latino Human Rights, one of the founders of La Academia de la Nueva Raza, and UNM Professor of Sociology: Dr. Tomás Atencio.

His life was fullfilled by his love for La Nueva Raza (New People). We´ll converse with UNM Professor Felipe Gonzales about Dr. Atencio´s ideas and his contribution to Chicano history and thought.

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Afternoon Freeform
11:47 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Rahim AlHaj And His Venerable Oud

Credit http://www.rahimalhaj.com

Wed. 8/20, 3p: We´ll travel through Rahim AlHaj poetic world with his powerful oud, one of civilization's most ancient string instruments.

Twice Grammy nominated, Mr. AlHaj is considered among the few oud virtuoso players. From Bagdad to Albuquerque, we´ll travel with Iraqi musician performer and composer Mr. Alhaj as he shares a journey for peace through stories, poetry, dreamlike music, and the fresh breeze of an ancient culture.

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Corazón Tanguero
11:30 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Number 114 / For collective memory

Credit Ignacio Hurban / www.ignaciohurban.com.ar

Sat. Aug. 16, 4:15p: Para honrar la memoria colectiva, we´ll celebrate that the Argentinian grandson Number 114, Ignacio Hurban (Guido Montoya Carlotto) was found. He was one of the 500 children kidnapped by Argentinian dictatorship (1976-1983). His grandmother Enriqueta Estela Barnes de Carlotto, leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and 2003 United Nations Prize of Human Rights, looked for him for 37 years.

Ignacio/Guido is a tango and jazz musician. We´ll feature his music, and tangos related with the need of  historical memory and justice.

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Corazón Tanguero
3:27 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

¡Más nuevo tango!

Credit Pablo Covacevich / Photography: Leticia Fraguela

Sat., August 2nd at 4:15p: We´ll share music of a contemporary generation of tango musicians and composers from Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Néstor Basurto with "Recalada" ("Dropping By") and Pablo Covacevich, a guitar virtuoso, with a new album release, "Olivia".   Both musicians keep tango vibrant and alive today.  More information:

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Raíces
3:03 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Faith Amour

Credit Faith Amour / http://faithamourjazz.com

Sat. August 2nd at 3p: A descendent from the South American country Guyana and 2014 New Mexico Music Award for Best Jazz CD, Faith Amour shares her deep velvety voice with us. She takes us on a musical trip from her life in New Mexico, the Caribbean and African heritage of her ancestors, landing at a contemporary jazz with French flair.

Enjoy this conversation with artist Faith Amour about her choices as a musician, a singer, and a woman in the man's world of music.

Ms. Faith Amour will perform in Santa Fe from August 6 -12:

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Espejos de Aztlán
11:22 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Painter Edward Gonzales

Credit Edward Gonzales in his studio / Credit: Cristina Baccin

Mon. 21 July, 7:00 p: One of the state´s largest elementary schools is named after him, a veteran of the Vietnam war returning home with the need to bring beauty and light against the darkness in the world through his art, the recipient of the 2013 Governor´s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Edward Gonzales talks with us from his studio in Bernalillo. 

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Corazón Tanguero
12:10 am
Sat July 19, 2014

¡El tango respira! Tango breathes!

Credit www.vendavaltango.com.ar

Sat. 21 July, 4:15p: Argentinian Sexteto VENDAVAL (strong wind) from Rosario with "InTEmperie" ("Under the open sky"), and FLORES NEGRAS (Black Flowers), a women only vocal quartet from Buenos Aires, will keep us feeling the live beating heart of tango.

More information:

SEXTETO VENDAVAL: http://vendavaltango.com.ar/

FLORES NEGRAS: https://www.facebook.com/FloresNegrastangovocal

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-KUNM Studio Sessions
5:39 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Las Alegres Ambulancias

Las Alegres Ambulancias (Happy Hearses) originally from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia are bringing their Afro-Colombian music and culture to New Mexico.

During their live performance for Raíces show (on July 5th), the 9 band members shared their 500-year old cabildo/lumbalu traditions. Their drummers and voices shook KUNM!

Find out more about the band: http://lasalegresambulancias.com/.

Corazón Tanguero
8:32 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

¡El tango vive!

Credit Cover: "Otro tango" by Quintegaseto

Sat. 5 July, 4:15p: Adrián PLACENTI, Argentinian pianist and composer, shares "Mis tangos de ayer y hoy", and  QUINTEGASETO from Rosario, will keep us feeling the live breath of tango. ¡EL TANGO VIVE! Tango lives!

More information:

http://adrianplacenti.com.ar/

https://www.facebook.com/quintegaseto

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Raíces
11:17 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

LAS ALEGRES AMBULANCIAS / Happy Ambulances

Credit Cover: Las Alegres Ambulancias / www.lasalegresambulancias.com

Sat. 5 July, 3p: Las Alegres Ambulancias (Happy Ambulances) originally from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, are bringing their Afro Colombian culture to New Mexico.

In their first day in the USA, they ´ll share their music with RAÍCES LIVE! en vivo! We will chat about their 500-year old cabildo/lumbalu culture and traditions. Their drummers will shake KUNM!

They´ll perform and teach:

Sunday, JULY 6th, 2:00 pm, Dance Workshop, National Hispanic Cultural Center - Salón Ortega, 17o1 4th St. SW, Albuquerque

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Espejos de Aztlan
5:02 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Latin American Electroacustic Art

Credit Cover: Música Electroacústica De Compositores Latinoamericanos (Electroacoustic Music By Latin American Composers) / Compiled by: Ricardo Dal Farra - www.http://www.discogs.com/Various-M%C3%BAsica-Electroac%C3%BAstica-De-Compositores-Latinoamericanos-Electroacoustic-Music-By-Latin-Ame/release/2672132

Mon. 30 June, 7p: An interview with Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra, composer and multimedia artist, researcher, educator, performer and curator. We´ll talk about  how was Electroacustic music developed in Latin America. 

Dr. Dal Farra´s  Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection is part of the Digital Latin America exhibition, organized by 516 Arts, in Albuquerque. You can visit this Collection here:

http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=556

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Corazón Tanguero
10:27 am
Sat June 21, 2014

FOLIAS

Credit Folias Duo / www.foliasmusic.

Sat. 21 June 4:15pm: Grand Rapids, MI based Folias Flute and Guitar Duo with flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron play live their own compositions in a studio session. We talked about the crossing experience of  concert chamber music with Argentinian folk and tango, and their connection to nature as inspiration for their compositions.

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Raíces
12:17 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

LA SANTA CECILIA… se las trae!

Credit La Santa Cecilia / www.lasantacecilia.com - Profile Picture

Sat. 14 June, 3pm : Music and interview with "La Marisoul" o Marisol Hernández, lead singer of La Santa Cecilia, and José "Pepe" Carlos (accordion and requinto). Both have lots of stories to share: La Marisoul, a daughter of immigrants, lead a new generation of Latinos through social commentary with the Los Angeles based band. Pepe is a "Dreamer" and a member of this Grammy winning band (Best Latin Rock Album 2014) for their album Treinta Días. 

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Corazón Tanguero
8:57 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Violentango y Amores Tangos

Credit Amores Tangos / www.amorestangos.com

Sat.  7 June, 4:15p: We´ll feature VIOLENTANGO, a new generation of musicians recreating tango from the "Rock Nacional" of the 60´s and 70´s, with a touch of  the Buenos Aires melancholy.  (http://www.violentango.com)

And AMORES TANGOS, a carnaval-tango orchestra... all tango vivo!

http://www.amorestangos.com

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Espejos de Aztlán
8:18 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

DIGITAL LATIN AMERICA & "Florcita Andina"

Credit Sisa Toaquiza - / www.sisatoaquiza.com.ec

  Mon. 2 June, 7p: From the deepest corners of Latin America we enter the digital world.   Access into the digital age modifies, creates feedback and opens new perspectives on art and folklore in Latin America.

To sample we need a window.  Sisa Toaquiza, Flor de los Andes (Flower of the Andes), an indigenous singer, a Tiqua from the Ecuadorean Highlands, shows how access to the internet and digital media permits an artist to reach a global audience from the farthest reaches of our American continents.

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-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:46 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Cipriano Vigil

Credit Cipriano Vigil

During his live performance for RAÍCES (May 3rd), Cipriano Vigil, New Mexican musicologist and musician shares his songs, and his new book, “New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano” (UNM Press, 2014).

Find out more about Cipriano Vigil at newmexicofolkmusictreasure.com

Espejos de Aztlán
10:24 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Finally home: Ramón Dorado (unjustly deported from ABQ while heading to class years ago)

Credit Marcha Día del Trabajo/UNM Dream Team / 1 de mayo 2014 (Abq, NM,USA) Photo: Cristina Baccin

Mon. 5 May, 7p: Four years ago, Ramón Dorado Mendoza was rapidly deported after being stopped by Airport police on the I-25 as he was driving to his college classes. He came with his family to Albuquerque as a child of 6 years old from Chihuahua, México.

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RAICES
11:20 am
Fri May 2, 2014

New Mexican folk music: Cipriano Vigil... and a surprise!

Credit Cipriano Frederico Vigil, "New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del folklor Nuevomexicano"

Sat. 3 May, 2-4:15pm:

Composer, guitarrista and folk collector, CIPRIANO VIGIL  will come by to share his songs, stories, and his new book, "New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano" (UNM Press, 2014).

More info: www.newmexicofolkmusictreasure.com

And we´ll have a surprise! A Miguel de Cervantes character, PEDRO URDEMALAS will visit Raíces with a ristra de chile by the hand of the writer and advocate of traditional agriculture ESTEVAN ARELLANO.

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Corazón Tanguero
2:01 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Austin Piazzolla Quintet

Credit Austin Piazzolla Quintet / www.apqtango.com

Sat. 17 May, 4:15pm: In an interview with violinist James Anderson, founder of the Austin Piazzolla Quintet we´ll talk about the connection of the Quintet to Piazzolla´s music, the freedom to create, improvise and recreate through Piazzolla´s inspiration.

You´ll listen their awe-inspiring, and at the same time, playful brushes of music all along the show!

More info: www.apq.com

The AUSTIN PIAZZOLLA QUINTET will play in New Mexico :

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Corazón Tanguero
1:54 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

From Buenos Aires: QUINTETO NEGRO LA BOCA

Credit Quinteto Negro La Boca / http://www.quintetonegrolaboca.com.ar

Sat. 3 May, 4:15 pm:  From an iconic tanguero neighborhood of Buenos Aires, La Boca, we converse with Pablo Bernaba, founder of QUINTETO NEGRO LA BOCA.

In their impressive successful show Tangos negros y libertarios, the QNLB performs traditional, new, and socially-involved tango with the lyrics of the Argentinian writer, Osvaldo Bayer (author of La Patagonia Rebelde).

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Corazón Tanguero
7:48 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Spring Tango / Tango de primavera

Credit "Naranjo en Flor" by Wanda Wainsten / http://www.wandawainsten.com

Sat. 19 April, 4:15p: Different versions of two classics: "Naranjo en Flor/Orange tree in bloom"  (1944, brothers Homero and Virgilio Expósito), and "Primavera Porteña/Buenos Aires Spring" (1970, Astor Piazzolla), to celebrate the beginning Springtime en clave de tango ... 

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