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.
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!
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).
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 ...
Wed. 4/16 3p: Casey Neill joins us in the studio, stopping by between concerts of his solo tour presenting a new album All You Pretty Vandals. Be ready to travel throughout the American landscape with Casey Neill´s songs filled with irony, romance, stories, and social commentary.
Casey Neill performs locally:
Wednesday, April 16th,
12 pm (noon): Special Collections Library (423 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM)
Sat. 5 April, 2p: Did you know that the Balkans moved to the Americas? Well... this Saturday, the Balkanazo Tropical is coming from Mexico! Afterwards, we´ll move from North to South America with chacarera, music from the Argentinian folk heart: traditional, electronic, fusion with other genres, and even for children! Chacarera para todos los gustos!Y mucho más!
Sat. 5 April, 4:15p: We´ll feature hip-hop tango by PROTESTANGO, and Marcelo Lodigiani in his experimental tango compositions, and LCB PROJECT. Más tango nuevo... de protesta, de vanguardia! More info: http://protestango.tk/
Sat. 15 Feb. 4:15p: CORAZÓN TANGUERO brings to you, "GALLEGUITA" (young Galician girl). In this 1923 tango, Gardel, León Gieco, Libertad Lamarque, The Chieftains and Galician Celtic musician Carlos Núñez honor the story of an immigrant -from Spain to Argentina- who was prostituted to be able to send money back home.
Mon. 31 March, 7p: Come stroll with us inside a typical house belonging to a wealthy "criollo" (Creole, a Spaniard -usually a mestizo- born in the Americas). We´ll share this walk guided by Andrew Connors, Art Curator of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Intrigue, opulence, loyalty, and at the same time, deep social and identity conflicts with the Spanish Crown and Catholic religion are on display in a powerful exhibition about race, lineage, and place of birth intertwined with the richness derived by work of subjugated and enslaved indigenous and African peoples.
Sat. 15 March 2:30pm, we´ll share the afternoon conversing with Jorgito KAMANKOLA from La Habana, CUBA about his new project: ANTES QUE LO PROHIBAN (Before it´s forbidden). Host: Cristina Baccin Streaming on line: www.kunm.org Picture: Jorgito Kamankola
Mon. 3 March, 7pm: We converse with Don USNER, photographer and writer, in his Santa Fe studio. Throughout his life, Usner´s main focus has been the depiction of beauty, and -at the same time- the social contrasts of the Rio Grande Valley.
His reflections about northern New Mexico history and culture can be deeply appreciated through his camera lens: from the enchantment of a typical colourful New Mexican landscape to the black and white drama of the gente del pueblo.
Sat. 1 March, 4:15p: Is Tango, a masculine music talking about women? Or, today... the sensuality and creativity of tango however, is a woman's affair…? We´ll celebrate International Women´s Day featuring contemporary women musicians, bands, and composers.
Mon. 3 Feb. 7 pm: Join us for a conversation with Juan Estevan Arellano, sitting close to his centennial iron estufa, discussing acequias, importance of water in New Mexican settlement, and New Mexico's legacy.
Sat. 15 Feb. 2:30p: CARLOS NÚÑEZ, the magician of the gaita, Galician bagpipe, speaks with us about the magic of Galician celtic music, from the Northwestern region of Spain, and its relationship to the other celtic music traditions from around the world, including Latin America. Our conversation is filled with sparks of light, mystery and revelation.
As part of Carlos Núñez 2014 North America Tour, he will play in New Mexico:
Mon. 6 Jan. 7pm: Join us in a celebration of tastes and flavors coming from the kitchen of Mexican Chef Fernando Olea in today´s "Día de los Reyes Magos" (Three Magi).
Fernando Olea, originally from Mexico, is fascinated by the cuisine of the pre-Columbian indigenous people of his native country, especially the moles. As part of the non-profit organization Cooking with Kids, Olea -in conjuction with other chefs- participates in the "Chefs move to schools" Mrs. Obama program, a part of the “Let’s Move!” campaign to end the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Sat. 4 Jan. 2p: DE´ANZA PAREDES, a young Santafesina singer emerging as part of a new generation of young Latino artists in the United States, will perform live with her vihuela during RAÍCES show. We´ll converse about how her bicultural home enriches her music. Ready to release her freshman album "Despertar", she launches her career as a Chicana artist.
Afterwards, at 3pm, we´ll begin to celebrate the Feast of Epiphany, the "Three Kings Day", "Día de los Reyes Magos" or "La Befana" with songs, letters, and poems written and read by children. Be ready for surprises!
Mon. 23 Dec. 7p: Her first guitar was a shoe box handmade by her father, and her abuelita in La Unión was her first music teacher. New Mexican painter, sculptor, composer, guitarrista, and singer, Nacha Mendez joins us to share her achievements, learnings, and projects. A conversation about music... and life!
She will perform on Saturday, Dec. 28th (6-9pm), Hotel Andaluz (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Sat. 14 Dec. 2 pm: Conversación y música con la artista Nacha Méndez, Premio a la música Latina New Mexico Music Awards 2013. Además, compartiremos las mejores nuevas canciones de artistas latinos tales como: Gaby Moreno (Guatemala), Leslie Cartaya (Cuba), Concha Buika, Caetano Veloso y más!
Conversation and music with artist Nacha Mendez, Latin Music winner New Mexico Music Awards 2013. Plus, we´ll listen the best NEW ¡ÑÚ! songs of Latin musicians such as Gaby Moreno (Guatemala), Leslie Cartaya (Cuba), Concha Buika, Caetano Veloso y más!
Mon. 25 Nov. 7p: A través de la historia de Ivette, vecina de Albuquerque, reflexionamos sobre las deportaciones y las consecuencias para las familias latinas. / We´ll reflect on the aftermath of deportation in Latino families, through Ivette´s story.
Mon 4 Nov. 7p: YOUNG WOMEN UNITED leaders, Tannia Esparza and Denicia Cadena will converse with us about the "Respect ABQ Women" campaign. This campaign works through the issues raised by a City of Albuquerque ballot initiative that could abridge reproductive rights and health care for women.