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Mon. 4/18 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, a conversation with recently retired City Councilor Rey Garduño. Elected in 2007, Garduño served two terms on the Council representing the UNM area, Nob Hill and the International District. During his eight years, Garduño became known as a champion for his District, and for people of color and of low-wealth. We’ll hear his perspectives on governance, power and race in Albuquerque.

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Sat. 4/25, 2:30p: Join Raíces Saturday afternoon on KUNM for a live in-studio performance by the New York-based ensemble Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia , in anticipation of their upcoming weekend performances in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Raquel relocated from New York to Albuquerque several years ago, and performances by Ojos are a rare treat. This is an exceptional band that includes Camilo Molina on hand percussion, Bryan Vargas on guitar and cuatro, Jonathan Troncoso on percussion,...

NM State Representative Andrés Romero / New Mexico Legislature - www.nmlegis.gov

Mon. 4/13 7p: Join Raíces and Espejos de Aztlán this evening at 7:00pm for time with NM State Representative Andrés Romero (District 10 - Los Padillas, Pajarito, Mountainview in the Albuquerque South Valley). We'll talk about some of the outcomes of the legislative session, and what he learned during his first term in the State House. Then stay tuned for plenty of great music and a tribute to the late Eduardo Galeano, and the opportunity to support KUNM and Raíces during the Spring Fundraiser.

Percussion maestro Bobby Sanabria / www.bobysanabria.com

Mon. 18 May, 7:30p: Tune in to Raíces when we will feature the music of New York drummer, composer, arranger and bandleader Bobby Sanabria . We’ll talk about his life and times, and the music of the Puerto Rican and broader Latino community of New York, and of his beloved homeland the Boogie Down Bronx. We’ll also get a taste of the just released “¡Qué Viva Harlem!”, a recording of the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Sanabria.

Louis Head, Folleto 1998 ca. La Habana

Fri. 9 May, 7p: We will pay homage to the late Juan Formell , co-founder and Director of Cuba’s Los Van Van, and feature three hours of the very best of his work. Joining us will be a stellar cast of guests including musician, author, Qbadisc Records founder (and KUNM alumnus!) Ned Sublette , Mariela Suárez -who grew up in Havana listening to Los Van Van and is presently Musical Director of Havana NRG, Bay Area ethnomusicologist and host of...

Cesar Chavez Mural, by Carlos “Cookie” Gonzalez (Malcolm X Plaza) / San Francisco State University Student Union (www.sfsustudentcenter.com)

Mon. March 24th, 7p: Tune in to Espejos de Aztlán Monday evening when we will have a conversation with representatives of Recuerda a César Chávez , in anticipation of the upcoming César Chávez Day March and Celebration on March 29 in Albuquerque! 20 years ago following the death of farmworker leader César Chávez, Albuquerque social justice organizations and activists came together as Recuerda a César Chávez to fight for the naming of an Albuquerque street in the late...

www.johnsantos.com

Sat. Sept. 21, 2:30 p: We will be joined by Bay Area multi-percussionist John Santos for a conversation about his life and times, with of course a generous sampling of his music! Santos is a major exponent of Afro-Latin music through innovative use of traditional forms and instruments with contemporary music. He’s been a prolific performer, composer, teacher, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer for over 35 years, during which time he has worked with masters...

PALMIERI on RAÍCES

Jul 11, 2013
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Mon. July 15 , 7:30p: The RAÍCES Collective of KUNM invites you to a conversation with 9 time Grammy Award Winner EDDIE PALMIERI. Join us for an evening of great music and insights from the pianist, composer, bandleader and world treasure EDDIE PALMIERI, who will be performing at the New Mexico Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 27 at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe.

La Pistolera

Mar 12, 2013
Sandra Velasquez - / http://www.pistolera.net/

Mon. 3/11: Great music and a visit from la Pistolera, front woman, and soloist Sandra Velasquez, plus a ticket giveaway to see Jesús Díaz y Su Qba in Albuquerque on April 6!

Quetzal

Feb 18, 2013
Musical group Quetzal - 55th Grammy Awards / Matt Sayles / Invision / Associated Press

Mon. 2/18 7:30p: Today, we’ll be joined by Quetzal Flores, co-leader of LA-based Quetzal. Well known and loved in New Mexico, Quetzal just won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Alternative, Urban, or Rock Album, for Imaginaries, released on Smithsonian Folkways ( www.folkways.si.edu ). We’ll be celebrating with Quetzal and listening to some of their music. Then later on in the program, we will be joined by José Miguel Acosta, back in New Mexico with a lot of Reggae en Español that he will share...

Wilson "Chembo" Corniel / www.chembocorniel.com

Mon. 1/21, 7:30 p: Tune in for lots of great music plus a live interview with New York-based hand percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Corniel recently released his tribute to Thelonious Monk and Mongo Santamaria entitled “Afro-Blue Monk.” The new year finds the prolific Latin jazz artist busy recording a new CD. Been dying to see him and his crew out here in NM.

Also new and not so new material from Mexican Institute of Sound, Bomba Estereo, Chavela Vargas, and El Gran Silencio,...

Mon. Oct 8, 7:30p: Raíces features Panamanian pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez. His distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz, covering both the folkloric and world music of the Americas, has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. As a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since early 2000, he won a Grammy. Pérez and his TRIO will perform later this week at the Outpost in Albuquerque.

It’s CUCARACHA TIME

Sep 27, 2012
Self-portrait, by Lalo Alcaraz

Sat. 9/29, 2p: It’s CUCARACHA TIME! this Saturday afternoon on Raíces when we will be joined live by Los Angeles-based cartoonist, humorist and social critic Lalo Alcaraz (ajua) for a sampling of his life and times. Creator of the nationally-syndicated comic strip La Cucaracha and of “self-deportationist” character Daniel D. Portado , Alcaraz is “Jefe in Chief” of the “Ñews y Satire” website pocho.com . He also hosts the weekly Pocho Hour of Power on KPFK-FM in LA, and is widely rumored to be a close confidant of Mexican Mitt Romneez .