Espejos de Aztlan

Monday 7:00PM - 7:30PM

Bilingual arts and public affairs program with interviews.  Click here to email questions and comments.

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Mon. 8/3, 7p: Do you know where does LA BAMBA come from? We explore it and share SON JAROCHO music with local group "LUZ DE LUNA".

 

Cover Picture: "Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest. A Self-Portrait of a people" by John Donald Robb / UNM Press

Mon. 7/6, 7p: “Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest” is a fine folk music portrait written by  John Donald Robb based on his 1941-1979 collection (published by UNM Press)

Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Jack Loeffler guide us through this music treasure of around 3.000 songs available to the public through John Donald Robb Trust.

Hotel Mariachi

Jun 29, 2015

Mon. 6/29, 7p: A unique visual and narrative approach to the strengthen, and survival of mariachi musicians through a place: HOTEL MARIACHI.

Yesterday, “Hotel Mariachi. Urban space and cultural heritage in Los Angeles” published by UNM Press won the Award as Best Non-Fiction Multi Author book at the 2015 Latino Book Awards during the Annual ALA Conference (American Library Association), held in  San Francisco.

Catholic Charities Center for Refugee and Settlement / http://www.ccasfnm.org

Mon. 6/1 7p: An interview with refugees Gised Aboy-Reina (Cuba) and Sanaa Yagoob (Irak) along with Beatrice Villegas, Program Director of the Center for Refugee Settlement and Support (Catholic Charities, New Mexico). We´ll talk about how their life is since they arrived as refugees in New Mexico. 

 

UNM - El Centro de La Raza / http://elcentro.unm.edu/

Mon. 5/4, 7p: Today, we´ll  celebrate achievements of Latino students who participated in the 23rd Annual Raza Graduation Ceremony.  And commemorate 45 years of El Centro's contributions.  Rosa Isela Cervantes, Director of El Centro de La Raza and 2015 graduates José Mondragón, Trinidad Rodríguez and Laura Ordóñez, will share  their  personal  stories, tell us  about  their role models  and  what it is like to be a  Latino student at UNM .  We will also learn about their aspirations for the future.  

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.

NM Consensus Planning

Mon. 3/16 7p:  The Bernalillo County Commission will meet Thursday March 26 to vote on the Santolina Development Plan. What is the Santolina Development Plan? Is it in the best interest of Bernalillo County residents and the state of New Mexico? 

Kelly O’Donnell, PhD economist/public financial expert and Juan Reynosa, organizer with Southwest Organizing Project , will update us on the potential consequences of the plan for our community.  Join us!

 

Painting: "Teocalli mexicana" by David Gremard Romero / http://www.gremardromero.com

Mon. 4/6, 7p: Did you ever hear that once upon a time there was an American continent where natives could seduce the Spanish intruders with their own stories and memories? Join us in the exploration of the power of the Mesoamericans´ ideas and why a portion of this continent was named: Nuevo México .

Cover: "Hoe, heaven and hell" by Nasario García

Mon. 03/02 7p: Folklorist Dr. Nasario García brings his stories about resilience, courage and love  in his native northern New Mexico. "Hoe, Heaven & Hell: My boyhood in Rural New Mexico"(UNM Press) is a unique book written from down to top; it´s real life through the eyes of a child in Río Puerco Valley during the 1940s.

More information: http://www.unmpress.com

Author next events:  Reading & book signing

"SPIN"

Feb 23, 2015
UNM Department of Theatre and Dance: Flamenco

Mon. Feb. 23rd, 7pm: Vibrant  flamenco and contemporary dance are featured in new works by UNM Department of  Theatre & Dance in the concert "SPIN". Today with us:  Donna Jewell, Head of Dance and Artistic Director, along with dancers Lisa Nevada, Dolores García, and Sarah Hogland.

Next shows: February  26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and and March 1 at 2:00pm.

WHERE: Rodey Theatre, Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus

MORE INFO: http://theatre.unm.edu, or call 277-4332

Lee Nichols

Mon. 2 Feb. 7p: Carnaval is one of the most popular festivities en Latin America. We´ll share the Carnaval  experience to open this season with guests:

-Duke Germain, musician of Racine Kreyol band -Haitian roots- opening at the "Nation Beat´s Carnival Caravan" show

- Frank Leto, Director of "Carnaval: Port to Port" show from New Orleans Carnival to Rio de Janeiro

- Jeremy Lehnen, UNM Professor of Portuguese

Don Usner

Mon. Dec. 1st, 7p: We´ll share the joy of a popular wisdom that comes in very small pills, wrapped by few words: "dichos" (or sayings). New Mexican photograper, educator, and writer Don Usner began to “chase” this little popular pearls with his mother, following the traces of their community and family legacy in Chimayó, New Mexico.

We´ll navigate this popular wisdom with Don Usner through his new book "Chasing Dichos through Chimayó (UNM Press, Querencias Series, 2014)

More information:

http://www.unmpress.com/books

"Making Aztlán"

Nov 3, 2014
Photography by Devra Weber (A detail of the book Cover)

Mon. Nov. 3, 7p: Is the Chicana and Chicano Movement still alive? We explore it in a conversation with Prof. Irene Vásquez, co-author with UCLA Prof. Juan Gómez-Quiñones of the book "MAKING AZTLÁN", just published by the University of New Mexico Press. Passion and struggles from the sixties and seventies to today.

Photo Credit: Ferrán Jordá (Creative Commons License)

Mon. Oct. 26th, 7p: Dr. Lane Leckman is a life-long Albuquerque resident and UNM area neighbor, a graduate of and a former professor at the UNM School of Medicine, and now a happily retired psychiatrist. He´ll talk about his work with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and his involvement with the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice in providing necessary legal, medical, and psychiatric services for some of the 600 women and children currently detained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, NM.

www.english.unm.edu

Mon. Oct. 20th, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán will host Melanie Vizcaino from UNM English Department to talk about the UNM 5th Annual Literature Conference happening Thursday October 23rd, and for which renowned Chicana poet and writer Ana Castillo will be main speaker. Join us to hear about the latest writing works of Ana Castillo.

¡BOCÓN!

Oct 10, 2014
Photography: Adolphe Pierre-Louis

Mon. Oct. 13th, 7p: Enjoy a short avant-première of the play ¡Bocón! that will be performed by Working Classroom very soon. ¡Bocón! is a bilingual fable filled with humor, magical realism, and songs directed by Rebeca Mayorga and written by Lisa Loomer.

A 12-year-old boy, Miguel, flees a repressive Central American military regime for a new life in Los Angeles. Along the way he meets up with an unusual travelling companion who you might know...

perquinmusings.com

    

Mon. Oct.6th. 7p: Host Henry Gonzales will be interviewing Ron Brenneman,  author of Perquin Musings, who currently resides in El Salvador.  During his time in New Mexico, he will talk at various events about "Poverty, development & education in rural El Salvador ", such as:

Thursday, October 9th, 7:00 pm, Center for Peace & Justice (202 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque)

Sunday, October 12th, 2:00 pm , Op.cit Books (500 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe)

 

 

South Valley Male Involvement Project

Mon. Sept. 29th. 7p: Olodum in Brazil, Orquesta Cateura in Paraguay, and A.G.D. in Albuquerque´s South Valley are examples of music serving as a powerful transformative tool for youth development that creates solidarity with their community, and builds self-respect.

Javier Alvarado, Xavier Barreras, and Omar Torres, the rap group A.G.D. releasing their first CD later this week, describe their involvement and contributions to the successes of the South Valley Male Involvement Project, along with Carlos M. Flores, project coordinator.

Ian Sane

Mon. Sept. 22, 7p: "We don´t need no stinking water" … when clean water, fresh air and renewable energy is right here, waiting to be used wisely!

Host Adam Aguirre sits down with Vicente García, director of Juntos New Mexico, and Eduardo García (no relation), a community organizer at the same organization, to discuss the recent launching of the program, and its mission to organize and articulate the many and specific needs, values, and voices of Latino families and of Latino communities locally, and within the greater regional and national conservation movements.

Cover: "Resolana: Emerging Chicano Dialogues on Community and Globalization" by M. Montiel, T. Atencio & E. A. Mares

Mon. Sept. 1st, 7p: We´ll honor a pioneer and activist for Latino Human Rights, one of the founders of La Academia de la Nueva Raza, and UNM Professor of Sociology: Dr. Tomás Atencio.

His life was fullfilled by his love for La Nueva Raza (New People). We´ll converse with UNM Professor Felipe Gonzales about Dr. Atencio´s ideas and his contribution to Chicano history and thought.

allthings505.com

Mon. August 25th, 7p: It took an act of Congress on September 17, 1968, just to get a “National Hispanic Heritage Week”, and another one in 1988 to get “National Hispanic Heritage Month.” Year cannot be far off...

La Campana De Justicia

Jul 30, 2014
Manifestación contra la violencia de la mujer
Sergio Cosmopolita

Mon.  August 4th,  7p: A Spanish-language documentary on the murders of women in México and New Mexico, updates the 2013 English-language documentary “The Bell of Justice” which was also aired on Espejos de Aztlán. This program compares and contrasts the experiences of family members of murdered and disappeared women with justice systems in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua City, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Edward Gonzales in his studio / Credit: Cristina Baccin

Mon. 21 July, 7:00 p: One of the state´s largest elementary schools is named after him, a veteran of the Vietnam war returning home with the need to bring beauty and light against the darkness in the world through his art, the recipient of the 2013 Governor´s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Edward Gonzales talks with us from his studio in Bernalillo. 

Cover: Música Electroacústica De Compositores Latinoamericanos (Electroacoustic Music By Latin American Composers) / Compiled by: Ricardo Dal Farra - www.http://www.discogs.com/Various-M%C3%BAsica-Electroac%C3%BAstica-De-Compositores-Latinoamericanos-Electroacoustic-Music-By-Latin-Ame/release/2672132

Mon. 30 June, 7p: An interview with Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra, composer and multimedia artist, researcher, educator, performer and curator. We´ll talk about  how was Electroacustic music developed in Latin America. 

Dr. Dal Farra´s  Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection is part of the Digital Latin America exhibition, organized by 516 Arts, in Albuquerque. You can visit this Collection here:

http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=556

National Organization for Women (NOW) / www.facebook/National Organization for Women

Mon. 23 June, 7p: Nancy López and Irene Vásquez will be speakers at the NOW (National Organization for Women) Conference,  in Albuquerque from June 27 to 29. What does it mean for Latinas and Chicanas to participate in this National Feminist Organization? What did NOW achieve for Chicanas and Latinas? Join this discussion with host Guille Quiroz.

More info: http://now.org/about/conference/

Sisa Toaquiza - / www.sisatoaquiza.com.ec

  Mon. 2 June, 7p: From the deepest corners of Latin America we enter the digital world.   Access into the digital age modifies, creates feedback and opens new perspectives on art and folklore in Latin America.

To sample we need a window.  Sisa Toaquiza, Flor de los Andes (Flower of the Andes), an indigenous singer, a Tiqua from the Ecuadorean Highlands, shows how access to the internet and digital media permits an artist to reach a global audience from the farthest reaches of our American continents.

There is Art, hear…

May 19, 2014
Cover: "Guernica Revisited" by Richard Vargas

Mon. 26 May, 7p: Host Adam Aguirre spent Mothers’ Day with California native, now Albuquerque resident, author, editor, poet Richard Vargas discussing the life of the poet, the state of Chicano poetry and the realities of Chicano literature. Richard Vargas, editor/publisher of The Tequila Review and of The Más Tequila Review, reflects on what it means and what it should mean to be a Chicano poet, and describes the work behind his new book, part of the Press 53 Silver Concho Poetry Series, Guernica, revisited.

"Guera"

May 19, 2014
Poster: "Guera" / www.workingclassroom.org

Mon. 19 May, 7p:  Theater actress Lisandra Tena will talk with ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN. Ms. Tena is the  main character of theater play “Guera”. The performance will take place at the Working Classroom. She will talk about how this monologue performance came to be, and in her way she gives a a sense of what the concept guera is about.

www.facebook.com/Festival-Djudeo-Espanyol

Mon. 12 May 7p:  Henry Gonzales will interview members of the Sephardic community about the upcoming  Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2014. Héctor Contreras, one of the presenters,  will talk about two Mexican film presentations at the Festival.  Héctor is a native of Chihuahua, México who has done extensive research on Jewish literature, history and culture. 

Marcha Día del Trabajo/UNM Dream Team / 1 de mayo 2014 (Abq, NM,USA) Photo: Cristina Baccin

Mon. 5 May, 7p: Four years ago, Ramón Dorado Mendoza was rapidly deported after being stopped by Airport police on the I-25 as he was driving to his college classes. He came with his family to Albuquerque as a child of 6 years old from Chihuahua, México.

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