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Raíces

Raíces 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 musical groups. From our particular life experience we all have an individual passion and love to share such songs and musical pieces you won’t hear anywhere else.

Raíces Shows air Mondays 7:30 to 10 pm, Saturdays 2 to 5 pm. “Salsa Sabrosa” is also brought to you by Raíces Collective Fridays 7 to 10 pm; and “Corazón Tanguero” every other Saturday 4:15 to 4:45 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.

Ways to Connect

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.

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. 

Henry López

Mon. 4/23, 8p: Jazz drummer extraordinaire, composer, arranger and bandleader Dafnis Prieto joins Raíces.  Prieto returns to the Outpost Performance Space Sunday, April 29 with his Si o Si Quartet. Tonight he will speak to his development as a player and performer growing up in Cuba, his time in New York and beyond, and his recent big band project and it’s just-released CD "Sunset". Hosted by Louis Head.

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.

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.

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).

Sat. 1/13 2p: Cartoonist, satirist, writer and radio host Lalo Alcaraz returns to the KUNM airwaves on Raíces to commune with the New Mexico listening audience. Great conversation and plenty of great music await. Hosted by Louis Head.

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!

http://www.mariachinyc.com

Sat. 7/1, 2pm: Latin Grammy Nominee Mariachi Flor de Toloache, an all­-female Mariachi ensemble creates a unique yet familiar sound in a largely male dominant musical genre. Since 2008, they have created an intoxicating mariachi style that expands the borders of the genre. On Raíces enjoy an interview hosted by Cristina Baccin with Mireya Ramos, Shae Fiol, Eunice Aparicio and Julie Acosta.

https://www.facebook.com/hotglueband/

Sat. 5/20, 2p: Local band Hot Glue plays live on Raíces hosted by Cristina Baccin. They share their songs based on feminist stories highlighting historical heroines.

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY WENDY JOHNSON

Sat. 2/4, 3p: Live performance and interview with local trio Lone Piñón about their new CD “Días Felices”.

Hip Hop In Cuba

Dec 15, 2016
Picture: Colin Diles Hazelbaker

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Art: El Moisés

 

Sat. 11/19, 2p: Live performance and interview with Félix Peralta (aka) El Gato Malo & David Barclay Gómez. They talk with host Cristina Baccin about their new album "Louisiana nights" just released by their band "Félix y Los Gatos" . They play live "Nuevo México", "Yo quiero más" and other songs and tell us their stories about how this musical adventure began with a close brotherhood and to keep sober.

Photo: Milken Family Foundation

Mon. 11/7, 7:30p: A Latina second-grade teacher from Santa Fe (New Mexico) Melissa Tapia-Kovac received $25,000 from the Milken Educator Awards.  From Amy Biehl Community School at Rancho Viejo, Ms. Kovac is one of the 35 recipients of this nationwide recognition for teaching.

"Bohemia Viva"

Nov 6, 2016
http://www.bohemiaviva.com

Sat. 11/5, 3pm: Live performance and interview with Argentinian duo singers  Bohemia Viva (Bohemia lives) hosted by Cristina Baccin. Like troubadours Andrea Mottura & Luis Luján take you to a journey with songs and stories from Latin America, United States and Europe. 

Photography: Nora Lozano

Sat. 11/5, 2p: From the Buenos Aires underground cultural scene and the Argentinian borders with Brazil and Bolivia, Mariana Yegros (aka), La Yegros embraces the multicolored Latin American mestizaje through a fresh interpretation of cumbia featuring electronic beats and her unique vocal timber.

Art: Arturo Martínez (Veracruz, México)

Sat. 9/17, 3p: Did you know that “Cielito lindo”, one of the most popular songs in Mexico and Latin America, was an inspiration for Mexican painter Frida Kahlo´s works? In fact, Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo Calderon is one of the most well known female artists in the world, yet we still don´t know all the secrets hidden in her paintings.

Felix, El Gato Malo

Aug 22, 2016
Photography: J. Morgan Edwards, 2015

Sat. 8/20, 3p:  From global to local music! First hour of the show, we´ll dedicate to Brazilian Musicians who played during the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Games. And after... be ready for "Raw" New Mexican music with live performance by Felix Peralta (a.k.a.) El Gato Malo with Afro-Native American flutist Johnny Alston. You´ll listen Felix´s own compositions and a fresh one, just performed first time: "La canción para el tío Diego".

Sat. 7/2, 3 pm: Stories about NM songs of laughter and faith narrated by guitarist Frank McCulloch. He also performs "raw" folk music so familiar to us all given his many contributions to our community for more than 6o years.  We celebrate the publication of "Cancionero presents 13 Hispanic Folk Songs" (UNM Press) with all its mestizo richness.

Mon. 6/6, 8:30p:A nomadic duo of musicians from Grand Rapids (Michigan), FOLIAS stops in our station as part of their US Tour. FOLIAS Duo, flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron perform live tango & South American folk music, and their own compositions in RAICES hosted by Cristina Baccin.

  

 Sat. 3/26, 2p:  Join the Raices collective and KUNM as we bring you live coverage from the 23rd annual Recuerda a Cesar Chavez at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in downtown Albuquerque. The day caps off a week of education and public service with a celebration of labor leader Cesar Chavez’s life and legacy, and features addresses by local and national guests, the awarding of the annual Si Se Puede awards, and features the poetry and music of local artists and a concert by internationally-renowned Las Cafeteras.  The Raices collective will be there to bring you interviews with participants and guests, and some behind the scenes sights and sounds from the march that starts the day, to the concert that ends the annual remembrance of Chavez’s historical impact as an American labor leader and his continuing relevance as a social and economic justice icon.

http://www.conchabuikamusic.com/
Photo: Javi Rojo

Sat. 3/19, 3:30p: Born to Equatorial Guinean refugees in Spain, she captured the culture and flamenco music from her gypsy barrio. She sings with an unique timber of voice; in her performances she captures your soul by diving deep in the wounds, love, and courage of her songs.

Sat. 3/19, 2pm: A Galician gem, vocalist Uxía and guitarist Narf coming from the roots of folk music, they open it to poetry in Galician language, and build bridges from their diversity to the contemporary sounds and diasporas. In their last CD "Baladas da Galiza imaxinaria" (Ballads of Imaginary Galicia), gallegos are a symbol of the spirit of human journeys. Enjoy this interview and live performance hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Uxía & Narf performances in New Mexico:

Sat. 2/27, 3p: New Mexican ensemble Lone Piñón plays live and shares their new CD “Trio Nuevo Mexicano” with host Cristina Baccin.  We enjoy their mischievous Mexican music of Tierra Caliente and traditional from El Rio Grande del Norte (Northen New Mexico and Southern Colorado) with Gregorio Glassman (guitar, vocals), Jordan Wax (fiddle, vocals) and Noah Martinez (guitarrón).

More info: http://www.lonepinon.com/

Sat. 1/16, 3p: Guitarist Sabino Iturbe will play live Argentinian rhythms and his own compositions. A faculty at the New Mexico School of Music, Mr. Iturbe brings his passion about jazz improvisation and his own Patagonian folk roots, playing a classic guitar along with guitarist Melissa Rios and Fidel Gonzalez on bombo legüero.

http://www.gaby-moreno.com

Sat. 11/21, 2p: Best New Artist Grammy Award winner 2013, Los Angeles based singer and songwriter, Guatemalan Gaby Moreno seduces audiences with amazing vocal versatility: from blues and jazz to the most beloved Latin American songs, she can grab your heart  singing in Spanish or in English while strumming her guitar.

www.lascafeteras.com

Sat. 10/17 2:15p: Las Cafeteras  is both a new and old sound from the Latino soul, nurturing a sense of "Latin Americanity":  a vibrant upbeat rythm coming from the son jarocho roots yet empowered with poetic and  socially committed lyrics blended in the cultural roundabout of Los Angeles.

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