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Espejos de Aztlan

Latino bilingual arts and public affairs program with interviews. Coordinator: Cristina Baccin.  Click here to email questions and comments.

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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.

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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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Voces del Sur

Sep 19, 2017
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Mon.9/18, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful story of southern New Mexico organizers and community members - Martha Payan and Cecilia Piñon.

 

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Mon.8/14, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful story of Albuquerque band: The Riddims, who inform us on the development of the musical genre “High Desert Reggae.”

 

Mon. 8/28, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán show will take you on a historical journey through the experience of Latino students at UNM from the Civil Rights period to the present day! We will be featuring alum who have made historical strides for equality along with current student leaders and staff who fight to make UNM a welcoming space.

 

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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.

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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.

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.

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Mon.5/15, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful stories of Taos artist, Anita Rodriguez, El Rito artist, Nicholas Herrera, and the owner of Los Rios River Runners, Francisco Guevara who paints an image of northern New Mexico’s imaginary.

Anita Rodriguez talks about how she identifies as Taoseña and Legacy Hispanic: 

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Mon.6/19, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. In Espejos de Aztlán show, we´ll listen to the powerful stories of La Academia de Esperanza High School students, Melissa Salas, Diego Hernandez, Cesar Guillen Lozano, and teacher Ms. Kate Smith.

 

Challah Rising In The Desert

Jun 12, 2017
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Mon 6/12 7p: Monday evening on Espejos de Aztlán, Henry Gonzales will be interviewing Paula Amar Scwartz and Isaac Artenstein, about a film called Challah Rising in the Desert, a film about the Jews in New Mexico. Raices, your alternative Latino music program follows at 7:30pm.

  Mon. 6/5, 7p: Local poets perform their poems and converse with host Cristina Baccin about being part of the Southwest poetry family, what´s distintictive about it, and the forthcoming 4th Annual Green Chile Regional Slam Poetry Competition (June 9-10).  Listen to these young voices filled with infectious enthusiasm: competition organizers Mercedez Holtry, Eva Crespin and one of Albuquerque´s teams: Dinessa Daniel, Sarita Gonzalez, Kayla Jenae, Veronica Trujillo, Alexis Donato and Sophie Toth. They share their passion & struggles through this empowering poetry experience. 

Two sisters, despite being an ocean apart, "meet in New Mexico" dressed in blue. In an excellent bilingual telling, co-authors Dr. Anna Nogar and Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid, share the legend of an intercultural and  mysterious encounter between two young women: Paf Sheuri (Blue Flower), from a Pueblo community and Sister Maria, while living in a convent in a small community of Northern Castilla (Spain) claims to magically transport herself to the Land of Enchantment.

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Mon.5/15, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful stories of Taos artist, Anita Rodriguez, El Rito artist, Nicholas Herrera, and the owner of Los Rios River Runners, Francisco Guevara who paints an image of northern New Mexico’s imaginary.

Anita Rodriguez talks about how she identifies as Taoseña and Legacy Hispanic: 

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Mon. 5/1, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán celebrates International Workers´ Day with a show hosted by Cristina Baccin about the D. Trump administration threats to immigrants and workers´ rights. 

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Mon.3/20, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful story of Santa Fe Capitol Roundhouse custodial worker, Eileen Espinoza who talks about working the capital building for the last 27 years: 

 

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Mon. 3/6, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán commemorates International Women´s Day  with guests Amy Whitfield, YWCA New Mexico President; Dr. Ruth Trinidad Galván, UNM Associate Professor; and Pamelya Herndon, Southwest Women’s Law Center Executive Director, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

ZZK Records

Sat. 3/4, 3p: Interview with Buenos Aires based musician Dat Garcia, one of a new generation of women in the electro-folk music scene. She shares her story of survival from trauma that inspires her thriving compositions of her new album “Maleducada” with host Cristina Baccin.

Photo: Adam Rubinstein / http://www.stoppeddown.studio

Mon.2/20, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México. We´ll listen to the powerful story of Albuquerque poet, Mercedez Holtry who talks about rooting identity into her craft. Mercedez, is born and raised in Albuquerque and is part of the up and in coming

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Mon. 2/6, 7p: We´ll speak live with a panel of individuals -hosted by Cristina Baccin- about the uncertain future of Dreamers (Soñadores), young people currently holding DACA status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an immigration program created by former President Obama that provides temporary protection, work permits and, especially, deportation relief. 

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Mon. 1/16, 7p:Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de New Mexico. We´ll listen to the Zamora family story which includes: Crystal, David and Paz, who share their different experiences of growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Paz (father) talks about learning Danza Azteca from a trip in his youth to Mexico City and bringing it to Albuquerque:

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