Raices is a KUNM Volunteer Collective dedicated to bring listeners the rich and diverse Latin American,Chicano and Hispano musical roots and alternative culture, rhythms, instruments and singers or musicalgroups. From our particular life experience we all have an individual passion and love to share suchsongs and musical pieces you won’t hear anywhere else.

Raices Shows air Mondays 7:30 to 10 pm, Saturdays 2 to 5 pm. “Salsa Sabrosa” is also brought to you byRaices Collective Fridays 7 to 10 pm; and “Corazon Tanguero” every other Monday 9:30 to 10 pm.

“Espejos de Aztlán”, is a weekly half hour interview segment, every Monday 7 – 7:30 pm dedicated to bring you local news and cultural/political discussions affecting our Latino/Chicano/Hispano New Mexican communities from a social justice perspective.

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5:24 pm
Thu September 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.

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1:36 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Beyond the south... "ENCUENTRO"!

Jackie Zamora & Encuentro

Mon. Oct 1, 8pm:  ENCUENTRO, South American music band -led by  vocalist JACKIE ZAMORA and charango player KILKO PAZ-, will bring live on RAÍCES their unique musical blend of flavors from Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile.

They will present their musical voyage as a "Peña" at the Outpost Performance Space, Saturday October 6th, 7:30pm. 

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10:02 am
Mon September 24, 2012

¡NO!, no?

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.

8:58 am
Fri September 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.

2:29 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Música con voz de mujer: young, new, "not so well known" female singers

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

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9:03 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Fiesta del Trabajo - Tribute to the life of workers

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!

8:22 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Jazz Brasileiro LIVE!


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.

1:39 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Despedida-homenaje / Good Bye to singer Chavela Vargas

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

Salsa Sabrosa
9:25 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Salsa with Cafe Mocha, Live from the Albuquerque Museum Ampitheater

Cafe Mocha

Fri. 8/3 7p:  Join the crew of Salsa Sabrosa for an evening with Cafe Mocha, one of Albuquerque's hottest salsa bands.

Cafe Mocha performs at the Albuquerque Museum Ampitheater as part of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop "Salsa Under the Stars" series.

4:20 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Grammy Award winner, Joanne Shenandoah: "She sings"

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".

9:21 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Jimmy Santiago Baca - Poet, Memoirist & Novelist

Connor Jay The Salinas Californian

Sat 7/28 2.30pm_ Jimmy Santiago Baca, New Mexican author of "A place to stand", will talk with host Henry Gonzales about a documentary based on his authorized memoir, which has been called “elegant and gripping” (The Los Angeles Times).

"A place to stand" follows Baca´s transformation from nearly illiterate convict to award-winning poet .

3:16 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Fiesta de verano

Alfred Gockel Paintings

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

Host: Cristina Baccin

5:18 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

La luna

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


12:06 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Berimbau and capoeira

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.

10:09 am
Wed April 18, 2012

"How Mexican Food Conquered America"

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. 

10:01 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Live in-studio: Los Jaraneros Del Valle

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. 

9:49 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Live In-studio: Folk and Tango singer Maria Volontè

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". 

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1:10 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

The Roots of the Narcocorrido

Sat. 01/28  3p:  Narcocorridos are Mexican songs that narrate the story of a drug trafficking event or a drug trafficker,mostly in a rhythmic “Norteňo” style or with “Banda”. They have become part of the popular musical culture around the U.S./Mexican Border during the last 40 years. Currently banned in Mexican commercial media, they have been highly commercialized and performing groups quite busy.

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10:57 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Live In-studio: Mezcla Latina

Sat. 12/17 3p: Albuquerque's Mezcla Latina performs a diverse repertoire of Latino musical pieces, from dancing genres like Cumbias, Boleros and Cha-Cha-Cha/Salsa rhythms, to Norteno accordion and Mexican classics of famous composers. 

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9:47 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Radio Drama: "El Encanto, Tendajon Mixto"

"Men at Tendajón"
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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1:25 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Otilio Ruiz and Latin American Harp

"The harp" by Beckett Gladney


Saturday 10/29 2p: Virtuoso on the arpa jarocho, Otilio Ruiz will share with us his new CD. And more Latin American music with harp!

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