Mon. 30 Sept. 7:00p: With often socially charged lyrics, REGGAETON is a music enriched by the constant tensions of racial and class struggles that makes Caribbean musical traditions and innovations so vibrant.
We´ll talk about this with Co-editor of the anthology "Reggaeton", scholar, singer and songwriter Dr. Raquel Z. Rivera, focusing on the origins of Reggaeton in Puerto Rico. (http://raquelzrivera.com)
Monday, 16 Sept. 8:00 pm: Born in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofia Rei is immersed in a profound musical journey. With the breath that music allows when the soul can live across all borders, sin fronteras, she creates deep lyrics, and unique sounds. Her music travels across the jazz and South American landscapes opening the genre of Latino music in the US and throughout the world. Sofia Rei will be performing at Globalquerque, on Saturday September 21st, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Sat. 7 Sept. 4:15 pm: Local tango orchestra QTANGO will be our guest on CORAZÓN TANGUERO. Be ready to enjoy their live presentation! QTANGO will perform following Grammy Award Winner Antonio Lysy´s "Te amo, Argentina" during the post-show milonga (National Hispanic Cultural Center, October 5th, Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Sat. 7 Sept. 2pm: On RAÍCES, host Cristina Baccin interviews 2012 LATIN GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Winner, band leader and conguero PONCHO SÁNCHEZ. Enjoy his music, and the conversation. "To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," says Sánchez. "It has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music.". Sanchez will play at ¡GLOBALQUERQUE! New Mexico´s 9th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture, Saturday, September, 21st.
Mon. 2 Sept. 7pm: Based on the testimony of victims of wage theft, we´ll converse about Hispanic/Latino workers situation in our state with Professor Andrew Schrank (Political Science and Sociology, UNM), Gerry Bradley (Senior Researcher and Policy Analysis, New Mexico Voices of Children), and Marcela Díaz (Executive Director, Somos Un Pueblo Unido).
Mon. August 5, 7p: Billed as “the most comprehensive survey of the contributions of Latino artists of post-1960 American printmaking to date”, Estampas de la Raza chronicles the Latino experience in the U.S. We´ll talk about it with the Curator of Art, Andrew Connors (exhibition in Albuquerque Museum of Art and History through Sept. 29).
Sat. 20 July 2pm: Eminent Cuban guitarist and composer Héctor García will share with RAÍCES the noble sound of his guitar while introducing us to his repertoire for a PIMENTEL Concert (National Hispanic Cultural Center, August 3rd, 7:30pm).
Mon. 1 July, 7p: We´ll converse about the situation of children in New Mexico. KIDS COUNT, a new report released this week, says children in New Mexico face many issues for their wellbeing. Our guests will be: Christine Hollis, New Mexico KIDS COUNT Director, and Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino.
Sat. 15 June, 4:15p: VOLVER... Did you ever had the memory of your first love? VOLVER, a 1935 tango, is an homage to the first love. We commemorate the anniversary of its author, Alfredo Le Pera, one of the main poets of tango, by playing different versions of this iconic song.
Mon. 3 June, 7p: A show based on the testimony of an immigrant seeking care in Albuquerque. We´ll converse with Kati O'Donnell (VIDA/Casa de Salud), Kelsey McCowan Heilman (New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty), Javier Martinez (Partnership for Community Action).
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.