Cristina Baccin

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Ways To Connect

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

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!
 

¡El tango vive!

Jul 4, 2014
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

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

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

FOLIAS

Jun 21, 2014
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.

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. 

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

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.

Cipriano Vigil

May 5, 2014
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

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.

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.

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 :

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).

"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 ... 

From Portland, Casey Neill was in our Control Room between concerts of his solo tour presenting a new album "All You Pretty Vandals."

During his live performance for Afternoon Freeform (April 16th), he shared his songs filled with irony, romance, stories, and social commentary.

Find out more about Casey Neill at caseyneill.org.

Casey Neill 2013 / http://www.caseyneill.org/

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)

6:30pm: Taylor Ranch Library (5700 Bogart NW, Albuquerque, NM)

Que tiene la Chacarera, by Sebastian Caceres, 2010

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!

www.orquestodromo.com.ar

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/

Galleguita

Apr 2, 2014
http://www.chroniquesdetango.ch

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.

Agostino Brunias (Italian, circa 1730–1796), "Free Women of Color with Their Children and Servants in a Landscape", circa 1770–96. Oil on canvas / Brooklyn Museum

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. 

Colección Midnight Tango de Ayres – Foto: Ayres

Sat. 15  March, 4:15p: Is Tango, today, a woman´s affair transforming this  formerly masculine dominant music? 

We´ll continue celebrating International Women´s Day featuring contemporary women musicians, bands, and composers.

Picture: CD cover of Jorgito Kamankola-"Antes que lo prohiban"

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

"Don Usner" by Cheye Pagel / www.donusner.com

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.

Credit: Carla Algeri / http://www.carlaalgeri.com.ar

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.

www.nmcf.org / New Mexico Community Foundation

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.

www.carlos-nunez.com

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:

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