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Poster: Detail of Poster "Nacha Mendez sings Chavela Vargas" / http://www.mesaprietapetroglyphs.org/july-25-2015---nacha-mendez.html

Sat. 7/18, 3p: “Amor puro y duro” (Pure and hard love) is a documentary about Mexican music icon and legend, Chavela Vargas. In the documentary, her world is explored through the eyes and voice of Nacha Mendez, a beloved New Mexican singer.

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Mon. 7/13, 3p: The powerful sweetness in her voice melts your heart in a warm, charming embrace: Tracey Whitney, a former voice of Ray Charles´Raelettes, joins us  to share her achievements, projects, and dreams. We tried to find out how the enchantment of this land is inside her dreams since she relocated from Los Angeles. Besides, Ms. Whitney was inspired to sing something a cappella in her unique, velvety voice: "Georgia in my mind":

Tracey Whitney next concerts (more information here):

Cover Picture: "Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest. A Self-Portrait of a people" by John Donald Robb / UNM Press

Mon. 7/6, 7p: “Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest” is a fine folk music portrait written by  John Donald Robb based on his 1941-1979 collection (published by UNM Press)

Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Jack Loeffler guide us through this music treasure of around 3.000 songs available to the public through John Donald Robb Trust.

Cover: "Tango Greco", Universal 2007

Sat. 7/4, 4:15p: This week´s  Greece debt crisis has been compared often with Argentina´s financial collapse in 2001: the money disappears from the banks,  long lines of desperate people at closed banks looking to rescue their wages and savings from the ATMs, and a common anxiety and fear about their future.

In solidarity with the Greek people who are suffering the same incertitude and anguish that Argentinians continue suffering, CORAZÓN TANGUERO offers a tango embrace, featuring Greek tango singers and composers.

Hotel Mariachi

Jun 29, 2015

Mon. 6/29, 7p: A unique visual and narrative approach to the strengthen, and survival of mariachi musicians through a place: HOTEL MARIACHI.

Yesterday, “Hotel Mariachi. Urban space and cultural heritage in Los Angeles” published by UNM Press won the Award as Best Non-Fiction Multi Author book at the 2015 Latino Book Awards during the Annual ALA Conference (American Library Association), held in  San Francisco.

BOOGAT

Jun 19, 2015
www.boogat.com

Sat. 6/20, 3pm: He holds a  deep “Latin Americanity” sentimiento at his heart. Son of Paraguayan and Mexican parents raised in Canada, Boogat embraces his heritage creating  fearless rap poems, MC and electronic cumbia among his musical choices, sung in Spanish and French.

Catholic Charities Center for Refugee and Settlement / http://www.ccasfnm.org

Mon. 6/1 7p: An interview with refugees Gised Aboy-Reina (Cuba) and Sanaa Yagoob (Irak) along with Beatrice Villegas, Program Director of the Center for Refugee Settlement and Support (Catholic Charities, New Mexico). We´ll talk about how their life is since they arrived as refugees in New Mexico. 

 

¡BraZil com S!

May 16, 2015
http://www.brasilemmente.org

Sat. 5/16, 2:00p: What´s your favorite Portuguese word? BRAzIL com S! BRAzIL with S! Celebrate Portuguese Language Day & Dia do Português como Língua de Herança with us and Rodrigues-Walsh family on RAÍCES Show.

UNM - El Centro de La Raza / http://elcentro.unm.edu/

Mon. 5/4, 7p: Today, we´ll  celebrate achievements of Latino students who participated in the 23rd Annual Raza Graduation Ceremony.  And commemorate 45 years of El Centro's contributions.  Rosa Isela Cervantes, Director of El Centro de La Raza and 2015 graduates José Mondragón, Trinidad Rodríguez and Laura Ordóñez, will share  their  personal  stories, tell us  about  their role models  and  what it is like to be a  Latino student at UNM .  We will also learn about their aspirations for the future.  

Painting: "Teocalli mexicana" by David Gremard Romero / http://www.gremardromero.com

Mon. 4/6, 7p: Did you ever hear that once upon a time there was an American continent where natives could seduce the Spanish intruders with their own stories and memories? Join us in the exploration of the power of the Mesoamericans´ ideas and why a portion of this continent was named: Nuevo México .

Cover: "Hoe, heaven and hell" by Nasario García

Mon. 03/02 7p: Folklorist Dr. Nasario García brings his stories about resilience, courage and love  in his native northern New Mexico. "Hoe, Heaven & Hell: My boyhood in Rural New Mexico"(UNM Press) is a unique book written from down to top; it´s real life through the eyes of a child in Río Puerco Valley during the 1940s.

More information: http://www.unmpress.com

Author next events:  Reading & book signing

Tango y carnaval!

Feb 24, 2015
Cover: Orquesta de Carnaval by Amores Tangos

Sat. Feb. 21, 7p: Corazón Tanguero show with CARNIVAL! CARNAVAL y TANGO! Featuring new and old songs to celebrate Carnival with tango music
 

"SPIN"

Feb 23, 2015
UNM Department of Theatre and Dance: Flamenco

Mon. Feb. 23rd, 7pm: Vibrant  flamenco and contemporary dance are featured in new works by UNM Department of  Theatre & Dance in the concert "SPIN". Today with us:  Donna Jewell, Head of Dance and Artistic Director, along with dancers Lisa Nevada, Dolores García, and Sarah Hogland.

Next shows: February  26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and and March 1 at 2:00pm.

WHERE: Rodey Theatre, Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus

MORE INFO: http://theatre.unm.edu, or call 277-4332

Lee Nichols

Mon. 2 Feb. 7p: Carnaval is one of the most popular festivities en Latin America. We´ll share the Carnaval  experience to open this season with guests:

-Duke Germain, musician of Racine Kreyol band -Haitian roots- opening at the "Nation Beat´s Carnival Caravan" show

- Frank Leto, Director of "Carnaval: Port to Port" show from New Orleans Carnival to Rio de Janeiro

- Jeremy Lehnen, UNM Professor of Portuguese

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

"Making Aztlán"

Nov 3, 2014
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.

¡BOCÓN!

Oct 10, 2014
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...

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!

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".

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.

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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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Faith Amour

Aug 1, 2014
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:

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. 

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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