Cristina Baccin

Host

Bilingual Journalist/Periodista (English/Español) - Latino Public Affairs, Music, History and Culture

  As a former Professor of Journalism and Social Communication in Argentina and Spain, she brings her professional experience to KUNM as much as her deep vital understanding of living in countries that suffered long oppressive times and underdevelopment, working mostly in educational, community and participatory communication.

 

A member of Raíces Collective since 2008, Cristina hosts and produces bilingual “Raíces” shows joyfully sharing the richness and diversity of music and culture from throughout the Americas. She also hosts and produces “Corazón Tanguero”, inviting you to dive into tango music, history and popular culture from Argentina and around the world. 

 

Since 2013, Cristina has served as Coordinator of “Espejos de Aztlán”, a Latino Public Affairs show that highlights the issues that concern the Chicano/Latino community bringing the voice of people who are rarely heard, with all its beauty, courage and strength.

She speaks English fluently and is a native Spanish and Italian speaker. Her interviews are humorous, sensitive and deeply in touch with the audience such that they get to know her guests professionally and personally.

¡NO!, no?

Sep 24, 2012

Mon. Sept/24 7:30p: Latin American songs, from boleros to protest songs saying NO! to a lost love or  unreliable politicians. Be ready to listen sweet, romantic, angry, and funny NOs.

De nuestro cancionero latinoamericano, desde boleros a canciones de protesta que dicen ¡NO! a un amor perdido o a políticos traicioneros. Escuche con nosotros los NO cantados con dulzura, enojo, romanticismo y alegría.

Dream Activist

Mon. 2/6 7pm: How deportation and its aftermath destroys Latino families in our community.

Nationally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processed 400,000 deportations last year, a historic record number. Among them, Ramón Eduardo Dorado Mendoza, a 19-year-old CNM student, raised in Albuquerque since he was a small child, was deported after being issued a traffic ticket on I-25 on his way to morning classes.  Ramón´s parents relate the events leading to his deportation and the consequences of deportation on Latino families in our community.

Autumn Tango

Sep 17, 2012
Zabara Alexander / Flickr

Mon. 9/17 9.30p:  TANGO del OTOÑO! to taste the sweetness of the nostalgic autumn season with different versions of "Otoño Porteño" by Piazzolla and more!

TEATRO CHICANA

Sep 14, 2012
University of Texas Press

Sat 9/15 2.30p: Five women of TEATRO CHICANA will perform one of their scripts of "Teatro Chicana: the Collective memoirs",  and play live music with us.

They began in San Diego State University as a group of Chicana women participating in a political theatre group during the seventies. Their plays addressed social, gender, and political issues of the working class and the Chicano Movement. We´ll talk with them about the power of theater to provoke social and personal change.

Painting by Jafeth (Cauca, Colombia)

Mon. 9/10 7.30-10.00 pm: "Las No Tan Conocidas".  Latin American women singers from throughout the Americas that you might not know... like Adriana, Ana, Arahi, Adella, Badi, Barbara, Bebe and more! Enjoy with us this musical diversity sang by female voices. Host: Cristina Baccin

Purojazz.com

Mon. 9/10, 7p: Poet and community organizer, publisher of MÁS TEQUILA Review, Richard Vargas will talk with us about the panel "CAN TUCSON HAPPEN HERE?" that will take place at this year´s ALBUQUERQUE CULTURAL CONFERENCE (Sept. 28-30). Host: Cristina Baccin

Jorge Muscia

Mon. 9/3, 9.30p: Tangos con nombre de mujer: Gricel, Malena, Griseta... ¡Siempre hay una mujer! Host: Cristina Baccin

La vendedora de alcatraces - Diego Rivera

Sat 9/1 2p: Celebramos el Día del Trabajo con canciones latinoamericanas que homenajean la vida del trabajador. ¡Feliz día! Host: Cristina Baccin

We celebrate Labor Day with Latin American songs that pay tribute to the life of workers. Happy Labor Day!

Mujeres de tango

Aug 20, 2012
Photography: Massimiliano MOdena - DG: Mariela Tesconi

Mon. Aug 20, 9.30p: Contemporary and new Ladies of Tango. Host: Cristina Baccin

Cuentofilia

Mon. 8/20 7.30p:  Music in Spanish is written with the letter A ... Music is a Feminine gender word! Let´s explore young women singers throughout Latin America:you will enjoy to know them! Host: Cristina Baccin

MusicA se escribe con A de género femenino... Descubramos juntos el mundo de jóvenes mujeres cantantes latinoamericanas: rapperAs, trovadorAs, cantadorAs...

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Sat. 8/11, 2p:  The duo, vocalist Debo Orlofsky and guitarist Tony Cesarano, will play live Brazilian music! From Jobim to Joyce, Jazz Brasileiro is synonymous with Brazilian Jazz, playing both classic bossa nova and a wide range of contemporary Brazilian music.

Mon. 8/13 7pm:  Marcela Diaz, from Somos Un Pueblo Unido, will discuss the release of a new report detailing local law enforcement compliance with a 2009 law that bans racial profiling and other forms of bias-based policing.  Three years after the 2009 ban went into effect, the study finds that the large majority of local law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are not in basic compliance.

EFE - Mexico

Mon. Aug 6, 7.30p:  Yesterday, Chavela Vargas, a legendary singer in Mexico, died at age 93.This evening,  we´ll play Chavela Vargas music to say good-bye to her. Host: Cristina Baccin

GARAGE TANGO!

Aug 6, 2012
Carny

Mon. Aug 6, 7p:  Donatello Brida, Italian leader of the portuguese tango orchestra TANO BRANCAMENTA Y LA MISERIA DE LUXE talks with us about what his "GARAGE-TANGO". Enjoy this conversation about his love for Argentinian tango, playing it with the accordion in Lisbon and Europe. He is the accordeon player of O´questrada, popular Portuguese band. (Interview in Italian with voice over in English). Host: Cristina Baccin

Glenn D. Kaufmann

Mon Aug 6, 7p: Las Vegas Mayor, Alfonso E. Ortiz, will talk with us about his memories of his city, and the future his administration is creating. Host: Cristina Baccin

Jason Mahshie / http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/

Sat. 8/4 2p:  Joanne Shenandoah, one of the most important voices for the Oneida people and the Native American country, visits Albuquerque this weekend for her concert at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. She´ll talk with host Cristina Baccin about her tribute to the life of cycles of women, our balance with mother earth, and her new album "Lifegivers".

Fiesta de verano

Jul 20, 2012
Alfred Gockel Paintings

Sat. 7/21 2pm: Fiesta music to enjoy this summer fest!

Host: Cristina Baccin

The moon and tango

Jul 16, 2012

Mon 7/16, 9.30p:  LA LUNA en el tango... Enjoy our tangos with the brightness of the moon!

Host: Cristina Baccin

La luna

Jul 16, 2012
Técnicas mixtas, 60 x 70cm, año 2009
Painting by Graciela Bello

Mon, 7/16 7.30p : RAÍCES con música latinoamericana que brilla con  la luna!
This evening, 7.30pm: RAÍCES with Latin American music with the brightness of the moon

 

Painting by Rodolfo Campodónico (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Mon 7/2  9.30p: : Italian immigrants in Argentina and their contribution to tango music - Host: Cristina Baccin

Herman Sillas / Sillas Fine Arts

Mon. 7/12 7p:  After the ruling was disclosed, are you still confused about how the last Supreme Court decision vs. Arizona Immigration law  will affect especially, Latino immigrants?

María Estela de Ríos, member of MALDEF will talk with us about “show the papers” and profiling effects. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the nation´s leading Latino civil rights organization founded in 1968.

Tango and ARRABAL

Jun 18, 2012
Painting by Sigfredo Pastor (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Mon. 6/18 9.30 p:  Tangos from the ARRABAL... the boundaries of the cities where "new" people live.

Marcio Bracali

Mon. 6/18 7.30 p:   The berimbau -a single-stringed musical bow- made his trip from Angola to Brazil with African slaves. Today, berimbau is an integral part of  capoeira: an art, a game, a dance, a sport? We´ll interview  Julio Cesar Souza (Mestre Virgulino) born and trained in capoeira in Brazil.

Mon. 6/4 7p: We´ll interview Tony Gallegos, the Chief Executive Director of Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (RGCDC) to talk about what are they promoting in the South Valley of Albuquerque while trying to maintain its roots and history: a real social defiance. Join us on Espejos!  

 

Los Angeles Times

 

Sat. 4/21 2p: Gustavo Arellano, the writer of "Ask a Mexican", will talk with us about his new book... and we'll have fun with food songs! Hosted by Cristina Baccin. 

Galería de ABQ Old Town New Fun

 

Sat. 4/21 2p: Based in Albuquerque's South Valley Los Jaraneros del Valle play "Son Jarocho" which is Mexican folk music originated centuries ago in the Gulf coastal region of southern Veracruz. This music is the complex heritage of a transcontinental cultural journey, linking African influences with European and Native American styles, instrumentation and outlook.  Hosted by Cristina Baccin. 

Sat. 3/3 2p:  Argentinian Volontè will share with us her current repertoire of original compositions. Songlines Magazine (UK) describes her as "a singer who can switch between jazz and blues-influenced vocals, intimate Argentinian-style folk singing and classic big tango diva numbers". 

From Rock to Tango

Nov 2, 2011

Mon. 11/21 9:30p: New Mexican bass player Glen Holmen joins us for an interview about his experience as a musician playing from rock to tango.

Mon. 11/7 9:30p: Argentinian bandoneon player Daniel Binelli talks about this key instrument for tango and his experience playing with Pugliese and Piazzolla.

Todd Williams / http://www.toddwilliamstravel.com

Mon. 10/31 7p:  Teatro Paraguas and KUNM’s Raices Collective present the radio drama  "El Encanto, Tendajón Mixto".

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