Sat. 1 June, 4:15 p: Tango and fado intertwine in soulful songs mixing Portuguese guitars, cavaquinhos playing milongas, and tangos. Explore with us this amazing music following the first Tango-fado Festival in Buenos Aires!
Sat. 1 June, 2p: Refresh the taste of live music under the stars! Today: Bert Dalton Brazil Project concert of Jazz & Blues under the Stars 2012 (New Mexico Jazz Workshop, Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre 6/30/2012). A KUNM Production; recording and mixing engineer, Eli Willard. And more Latin music on RAÍCES!
Sat. 11 May, 4 pm: Small and powerful, pequeña y poderosa, Lily Yeh uses colors to light the paths of the darkness that hidden pains, of trauma and lost freedoms. She visited our state as guest of the New Mexico Community Foundation for the project LA CULTURA CURA/The Culture cures. And she worked with young people at the La Plazita Institute, in the heart of the South Valley of Albuquerque. Two days happily ended in a big cloth with an enormous flowery tree that grows in the middle of the Rio Grande. The tree of life? The River of life? Better!
Sat. 11 May 2p: Flamenco’s dance and music in an interview with the Internationally renowned Jesús Muñoz . He is recognized for having an unique and original rhythm that represents his American roots with traditional Spanish influence. Muñoz will introduce his new Flamenco show "RED NOTE" that will be performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on May 17-18. Be prepared to take a journey to southern Spain where soul meets dance.
More info: www.casaflamenca.org / www.jesusmunoz.com
Mon. 6 May 7p: A Salvadorian association for the promotion of children´s human rights (APRODEHNI) visited Albuquerque to meet their New Mexico friends and donors (Aquinas Newman Center, UNM, and Friends of the Children of El Salvador-FOCES). We interviewed Gil G. Pintín (APRODEHNI Director) and two Salvadorian students, Claudia L. Mendoza Morales, and Yanina G. Coto Cruz about the situation of impoverished children in the aftermath of the civil war in their country, and how are they working through education.
Mon. 29 April 7p: El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, El Centro de La Raza/UNM, New Mexico Dreamers In Action, UNM Dream Team, and Casa de Salud will talk about Immigration Reform, and next step for action: Peaceful March & Rally on May 1st/International Workers´ Day in Albuquerque.
Sat. 20 April 4:15p: Enjoy the bond between the nostalgia of tango and the excitment of candombe, a historical friendship between Uruguay and Argentina.
Llamada / Ruben Rada - Eduardo Mateo / Candombe Notas / Gotan Project / Lunatico Pena Mulata / Malena Muyala / En el Solís Garúa / Malena Muyala / Tocá Tangó/ Juan Carlos Cacéres / Tocá Tangó Tango Negro / Juan Carlos Cacéres / Tocá Tangó Candombe Para El Que Hasta Ayer Reía (Luis Alposta) / Cuarteto Cedrón / En Versos Y En Canción
Sat. 20 April 2p: Singer Nacha Mendez will perform live in RAÍCES show. Nacha is finalist in the 26th Annual New Mexico Music Awards LATIN music category, with "Bella Isabel". Guitarist Mustafa Stefan Dill will accompany her. Join us to meet them!
Sat. 6 April, 2p: Celebrate with RAÍCES Collective, César Chavez legacy of inclusion, non violence, and action. On Saturday show we´ll have music, and joy, with interviews to people participating in the march and Festival from the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Collective members, Henry, Guille, Adam, Toby, Sarah, Anna, Iggy, Cristina, and others will be there to share it!
Mon. 1 April 7 p: DOLORES HUERTA speaks with host Cristina Baccin about the importance of "standing up" for Latino people, and women. Danny Solis (Coordinator) and Chuy Martinez of the "Recuerda A Cesar Chavez Committee" will join us to begin to celebrate the 2oth Annual César Chavez Day.
Mon. 3/25 8:30p: Alejandro Pais Iriart, La Juerga´s guitarist will join us to introduce their contemporary Albuquerque based flamenco ensemble that will perform at the Outpost Performance Space, this Saturday, March 30 at 7:30pm.
Mon. 3/25th, 8p: Premio Aztlán Literary Award winner, Reyna Grande, will tell us about her new book "THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US".
In her extraordinary memoir, she vividly brings to life her childhood, spent torn between two parents and two countries. Reyna Grande is an important public voice for Mexican-Americans and immigrants of every origin. On Saturday March 30th at 2pm, she will read at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Mon. 3/11 7p: The organizers of the 20th Annual CESAR CHAVEZ DAY will join us to talk about the legacy, life and work of the great American civil rights leader, César Chávez. The RECUERDA A CÉSAR CHÁVEZ Committee is organizing a march and a festival to celebrate his legacy on Saturday April 6th in Albuquerque.
Sat. 3/9th 2:00 p: "La Catrina Quartet”will perform live to celebrate with RAÍCES their 2012 Latin Grammy for their work on the album “Brasileiro, works of Mignone” by Cuarto Latinoamericano. The award-winning CD, on the Sono Lumnius label, won for Best Classical Recording, with the ensemble collaborating on Francisco Mignone’s “Seresta for double quartet.” They were hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as wonderful ambassadors of music.
Sat. 2/16 2p: A feast of Hispanic Chamber music will be introduced by Guillermo Figueroa (Artistic Director of The Figueroa Music and Arts Project Chamber Ensemble). In a live interview, we´ll talk about his new concert "FIESTA LATINA!" with... music to capture the imagination and memory!
Mon. 2/4 7p: New Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, Julie Morgas Baca will share with us her projects for the future of the most beloved Latin Center of New Mexico.
Sat. 1/26 4p: A tribute to Chilean singer Victor Jara. Forty years after his assassination by the Chilean dictatorship, a trial of 8 ex-military officials will finally bring some justice. We´ll listen to some of his original songs, and other tunes in hommage to him.
Sat. Jan 5th, 2p: The Three Wise Men will come tonight to leave their gifts to children. Remember to leave your shoes outside! ... Don´t you know that Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will come to your house TONIGHT!!??? Celebrate your inner child with us, and the last day of Christmas on RAÍCES. Santa Claus is gone... isn´t it?
Mon. Jan.7th 7p: The Department of Homeland Security announced a rule to support family unity during waiver process. We´ll discuss it with Olsi Vrapi (Adjunct Professor of Law at the UNM, and member of American Immigration Lawyers Association); Marcela Diaz (Executive Director, Somos un Pueblo Unido), and Javier Martinez (Associate Director, Partnership Community Action).