KUNM

Cristina Baccin

Host

  

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.

Ways to Connect

https://www.patrickmcgrath-art.com / www.516arts.org

Mon. 9/3, 7p: Puerto Rican artists of "Defying darkness" -exhibition in 516 Arts- talk with hostess Cristina Baccin about art, social activism and how artists can contribute to empower people when a crisis is ignited.

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Mon. 8/6, 7p: We adopted an African saying in the United States, “It takes a village to raise a child”, so on today´s Espejos de Aztlán we will have a conversation hosted by Cristina Baccin about early childhood development in the City of Albuquerque, especially how the needs of Latino babies and their families are being met. 

Our guests from the City of Albuquerque are: 

Claire Dudley-Chavez, Senior Education Advisor focusing on early childhood, after-school and summer programs.

Picture: Irving Mondragon (Diversidad sin fronteras)

Sat. 8/4, 3p: An interview with Charlotte -who fled from Honduras-, and Nakai -an activist and doctoral candidate at Harvard University-  about the 2018 Transgender Caravan of asylum seekers coming from Central America to the US.

Photography: Vicki Everhart

Mon. 7/23, 7p: En las manos del maestro José A. Lucero, el cuchillo se transforma en pincel y el pincel juega a retratar ángeles y santos en clave de cubismo nuevomexicano. El artista entabla un diálogo con la arraigada tradición del Spanish Colonial Art Market desde los desparejos ojos de sus personajes que veneran la tradición pero también hacen de la creatividad, su otra espiritualidad.

http://www.alejandrorutty.com

Sat. 7/21, 4:15p: On Corazón Tanguero, a conversation hosted by Cristina Baccin with Argentinian musician and composer Alejandro Rutty, currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro about his new album “Exhaling space”, a project that musically portrays the basic need -but often forgotten- for space and breathing.

www.nicolascarter.com

Sat. 7/14, 4p: The Harp is to Paraguayan music as the bandoneon is to Argentinian tango or the guitar to flamenco.  Musician, educator and actor, Nicolas Carter travels the world with one hand on his heart and the other on the harp.  From Paraguay to Minnesota, Carter mastered this unique instrument that is the essence of the Guaraní community.  He projects its sounds from Paraguayan folk music to magical horizons and beyond.

Photography: Philip Wiley

  Sábado 14 de julio, 15hs: Desde la poesía traviesa y naïf de “Lobito” al compromiso social expresado en “Borderlands”, Lara Manzanares manifiesta una profunda empatía con las gentes que -más que nunca- requieren una caricia al alma.

La compositora, guitarrista y cantante del profundo Nuevo México recrea un lenguaje lírico y musical propio que trasciende las fronteras lingüísticas y de los géneros musicales revitalizando el legado del mestizaje de su tierra. 

Picture: https://www.nmvoices.org

Mon. 7/2, 7p: Children are rarely the protagonists of news but their presence in the news is often cause for alarm.  On today's show, the alarm sounds because New Mexican children are the major victims of policies that put their health and well-being at risk, not to mention their opportunities for the future due in part to being among the poorest in the USA.

Photo by Cristina Baccin

Mon. 6/4, 7p: We invite you to enter to the intimacy of a tablao flamenco with Valeria Montes and -from "La isla" (Cádiz, Spain)-, guitarrist Juani de la Isla and cantaor Adrián Cabeza on Espejos de Aztlán, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Serie Tradiciones)

Mon. 4/30, 7p: Ethnographer, musician and scholar, Dr. Alex E. Chavez not only observes and examines cultural production but immerses himself intimately into the music he studies by playing it.

In this interview, Prof. Chavez shares with us the huapango arribeño– a musical style born in the mountainous regions of north central Mexico – a music rich in composition and orquestration that also has profound community and political significance, as well as a family and personal history.

Photo by Giulia Martins / www.theengineproject.com

Sat. 4/20, 3p: On Raíces, we´ll share a live performance and conversation with French-Argentinian trio The Engine hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Art: Age of Blue Memory by Josh Goldberg

Sat. 4/7, 4:15p: Carla Kountoupes´ violin makes you feel the breeze of Buenos Aires Autumn as Astor Piazzolla imagined; Oscar Macchioni´s piano captivates the playful mistery of Primavera Porteña, and the cello in Andrew Nickles´ hands intensifies the essential complicity for a piece like "Compadre".

Mon. 4/2, 7p: Today, on Espejos de Aztlán we´ll talk about a long standing need at the University of New Mexico: a deeper investment and development of a Chicana & Chicano Studies Department which is a "historical debt" to a state whose population is  rooted in the heart of Chican@s struggles.

www.qtango.com

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Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble - https://www.lorenaguillen.com

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http://oscarbutlermusic.com/

Tue. 2/13, 3p: On Freeform, a live performance and interview with guitarist and song-writer Oscar Butler, hosted by Cristina Baccin.  Mr.

Photo by Ignacio Escuin (2017, Spain)

Mon. 2/5, 7:30p: Interview and live performance by flamenco guitarist Juani de la Isla.  From the Island of San Fernando (Cádiz, Spain) a place known as the cradle of late Flamenco vocalist Camarón de la Isla, Juani de la Isla has accompanied renowned flamenco singers such as José Mercé, Chato de la Isla, Juan Villar among others.

University of New Mexico Press

Mon. 2/5, 7p: We´ll speak with UNM Associate Professor Michael Trujillo about New Mexican's history of slavery and the story of Salvador, a genízaro man from Chimayó, the main character of Gilberto Benito Córdova´s novel, "Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó".

2017 Photo by Michael Blase / Facebook : Rodolfo Marcelo Zanetti Vía

Corazón Tanguero, Recorded Live Sat. 2/3, 4:15 p: Just like wine, tango can refresh as well as age, it dies and is reborn with each new generation adding its distinctive flavor.  Rodolfo Zanetti brings forth both the new and the old from every corner of his bandoneón: the ancestral from his Mendocino  homelands to the refreshing morning chill of the Andean highlands.

Afro-Latino Talks

Jan 29, 2018
Picture: Finnie Coleman / https://chicanos.unm.edu/people/faculty/doris-careaga-coleman.html

Mon. 1/29, 7p: Honoring Black History Month, today we´ll have a conversation with Dr. Careaga Coleman hosted by Cristina Baccin about the Afro-Latino Talks series at UNM. We´ll focus on one question: Are African descendants recognized in Mexico?  Dr. Coreaga´s research includes the study of Son Jarocho and Afro-Mexican foods as cultural retentions, and the legacy of Caribbean dance in Mexican culture.

Musical Ventures

Mon. 1/29, 7:30p: Carnival is one of the most ancient popular feasts that survives across the world, it is a time to celebrate freedom and let the hidden side of our humanity come to light. Today, on Raíces show hosted by Cristina Baccin, Frank Leto will bring a taste of “Carnaval Fever”, a performance Musical Ventures produces yearly at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (February 9-10, 7:30pm). Enjoy the kick off of Carnival in New Mexico.

Eli del Puertos y los encantos

Sat. 1/20, 3p: Eli del Puerto and Sabino Iturbe -local music maestros- play their own compositions and Latin American melodies LIVE on Raíces show hosted by Cristina Baccin. Eli del Puerto y los Encantos will perform at Hotel Andaluz, Saturday January 20th, 7pm (2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102).

Disegno di Stefano Borgia del Casale

Sat. 20/1, 4:15p: From Perugia (Italy), an interview with Prof. Alberto Bustos hosted by Cristina Baccin about his composition,  “Misa Tango” (Tango Mass), that presents the Catholic Mass through all the tango genres. It´s a courageous combination of prayer and the sensuality of tango's deeply rooted forbidden past –especially by the Argentinian Catholic Church-, with its origins in the brothels on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Montezuma Publishing

Mon. 10/9, 7p: An interview with Prof. Rita Sánchez, co-editor with Prof. Sonia López of a book paying tribute to  61 legendary and contemporary women activists.  Starting from the cauldron of the civil and ethnic women´s rights movement of the second half of the twentieth century to the present, “Chicana Tributes” illustrates the contributions of Mexican American women to the rights movement.

www.cubafonia.com

Monday, 7 Aug, 7 p: During an interview, host Cristina Baccin discusses with the young Cuban composer and singer, Daymé Arocena how a rich African legacy has given birth to the diversity and styles of music that are Cuban music as well as jazz.

She titled her album using a term she created, "Cubafonia" (the Sounds of Cuba) referring to great variety of genres in Cuban music (e.g., cha-cha-chá, mambo, changüí) and its refreshed sounds of the new generation of Cuban musicians.

www.reverbnation.com/saudadeabq

Thursday, 8/3, 2p: An interview with SAUDADE musicians, Bob Gusch (founder and woodwinds) and Debo Orlofsky (vocals) with host Cristina Baccin. We talk about their history of 12 years as band and their deep connection to Brazilian music and some of its genres, such as choro, bossa nova, and samba.   

http://www.angelwynn.com

Mon. 7/31, 7p: Angel Wynn´s art pays homage to the women who worked and fought during Mexico´s revolution (1910-1920) through “Adelita” who was a symbol -not yet fully recognized-  of women who made history for their land and families. Ms. Wynn will talk with host Cristina Baccin about how soldadera´s lives became the inspiration of her art.

www.AMPconcerts.org

Sat. 7/15, 3pm: Host Cristina Baccin interviews the musicians of TradiSon sharing their joy and knowledge of Cuban traditional musical genres: son, guajira, guaracha, bolero y más!

Piñatas

Jul 2, 2017
Photo By Tey Diana Rebolledo (Nov. 2015)

Mon. 7/3, 7p: Celebration, fiesta, protest and more are wrapped up in the traditional art form of colorful papers and imaginative design that is the piñata. On Espejos de Aztlán, Cristina Baccin interviews Visual Arts Program Director, Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn National Hispanic Cultural Center and Curator of The Piñata Exhibit that runs through January 31. Dr.

https://www.premiosgardel.org.ar

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