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.
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!
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.
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.
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 with us.
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.
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.
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 Cucarachaand 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.