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

http://www.laramanzanares.com / https://www.facebook.com/artedemoises

Lunes 10 de agosto, 19hs.: Con el nuevo siglo y con nuevos y viejos desafíos, una nueva generación de músicos y compositores del espectro panamericano refunda y recrea la Nueva Canción latinoamericana del siglo anterior. La revisita incluye una profunda recreación de la música de los años ´60, ´70 u ´80s  con nuevos arreglos musicales así como nuevas composiciones que reflejan los reclamos y las complejidades identitarias que salen a la luz en el arte y en los movimientos sociales contemporáneos. 

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Mon. 8/3, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, in a conversation with Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva hosted by Cristina Baccin, we talk about the controversial figure of Juan de Oñate y Salazar and the veneration of Spanish conquerors by some in the Southwest: what´s their role in the history of inclusion/exclusion in the Southwest and in the USA as a nation. 

Dr. Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez, Inaugural Poet Laureate of New Mexico Levi Romero, and Dr. Spencer R. Herrera talk with host Cristina Baccin  about what´s a querencia: is it a place in your heart?

Las Vegas, New Mexico Fiesta Poster Collection of Martina Tapia – Photo Courtesy: Lillian Gorman

Mon. 7/6, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, New Mexican author Dr. Lillian Gorman shares insights from her research on the 4th of July Fiestas in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In a re-evaluation of the Fiestas cultural richness and its deeply rooted anchor as querencia for many northern Nuevomexicanos. We will chat about these Fiestas as a “love of place” and as a "contestatory space" at the same time, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

https://www.awarenessdays.com / Human Rights Awareness Month

Mon. 6/8, 7p: Today, on Espejos de Aztlán we have a conversation with Prof. Nancy López hosted by Cristina Baccin regarding the brutality and cruelty of police officers in the murder of Mr. George Floyd.  We will discuss how this tragic incident is related with our nation’s history of slavery, intentional segregation and institutionalized racism.  Dr.

The Mari-Luci Jaramillo Collection / National Hispanic Cultural Center

Mon. 4/13, 8p:  On Espejos de Aztlán, we honor Dr. Mari-Luci Jaramillo´s life and contributions to New Mexico, our nation and the world.  A native of Las Vegas, New Mexico, who advocated for civil rights become the first Latina to hold a United States ambassadorship.  

Photo: Reece Martínez - www.http://www.laramanzanares.com

Con un tono de voz inconfundible y una poesía que desarma el alma y fortalece esperanzas, Lara Manzanares crece en el horizonte artístico nuevomexicano. Lara conversa en vivo con Cristina Baccin sobre sus nuevos proyectos, nuevos temas musicales y sus próximos recitales en el programa Raíces. También nos cuenta cómo integra su arte textil con la incorporación del sonido del telar en sus composiciones. // With an unmistakable tone of voice and poetry that can disarm your soul and strengthen your hopes, Lara Manzanares grows in the New Mexican artistic horizon. Lara talks with host Cristina Baccin about her new projects and upcoming recitals. She also tells us about incorporating the sounds of her textile art into her musical compositions. (2/29, 3:30pm)

More information: http://www.laramanzanares.com/shows


Photography: Liz Linder / www.newpolimusic.com

 

On Espejos de Aztlán, author Dr. Mike Tapia guides us in the examination of gang history and its subcultures in this unique Southwest borderland region, and how promote changes that help youth-at-risk, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Mon. 12/2, 7p: On  Espejos de Aztlán, we converse with Carolina Ugaz-Morán,  author of Aline and the Blue Bottle  (Aline y la botella azul), a book in which a magical world opens before the eyes of its reader. The book takes a reader on a trip of ancient Incan mythology through the richness of the quechua language and legends. Join hostess Cristina Baccin in this conversation with Ms.

Sat. 11/16, 3p: Join us in a conversation about Indigenous linguistic rights with Oaxacan leaders and teachers Arcelia López Hernández -who is also an Oaxacan State Legislator- and Gisela Baloes Gutiérrez.  Joining in this conversation will also be UNM Emerita Professor Dr.

Ann Murdy Courtesy - "On the path of marigolds", 2019

Mon. 11/4, 7p: Between life and death there are blurred frontiers in Mexican traditions. The celebration of El día de los Muertos is time for a feast that honors the lives of ancestors with arcs of brightly colored marigolds, candlelight processions, reverance and offerings, deeply grounded in cultural heritage.

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Mon. 10/7, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, we´ll speak about the EcoLiteracy Project at the University of New Mexico with Dr. Michelle Hall Kells and with Dr. Rachel C. Jackson about her research, “Resisting Relocation: Placing leadership on decolonized Indigenous landscapes”, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Art by Shaun Beyale

Mon. 9/30, 7p: In Espejos de Aztlán, we speak about the Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Symposia on the Indigenous Southwest with Dr.

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Sat. 4/29, 4:15p: Singer Sofía Tosello bridges the music grounded in the deep mediterranean Argentina and the New York global music scene. She has recently released Lluvia fueher fourth album, with a particular repertoire of tangos: from the ´30s to contemporary compositions, arranged by Latin Grammy awarded Fernando Otero.

Facundo Lazzari / Photo:Carlos Adrian / www.lajuandarienzo.com

  Sat. 3/16, 4:15p: Today, on CORAZÓN TANGUERO show, we´ll host a live interview with La Juan D´Arienzo Director Facundo Lazzari and members of the Buenos Aires based tango orchestra hosted by Cristina Baccin. They are performing at the ABQ-Tango-Fest (March 13-17, First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque, NM, USA) organized by Q-Tango band. 

Migrant Songs / http://www.tricklock.com/production/migrant-songs

Lunes, 4 de marzo, 19hs: Cada vez que caminamos cerca del Río Grande se pueden escuchar los profundos sonidos de la naturaleza. Y en especial , los trinos de los pájaros. El Valle del  Río Grande, sus sonidos y sus pájaros son la inspiración de la puesta musical y teatral MIGRANT SONGS  (Canciones migratorias): ¿nos parecemos los seres humanos a los pájaros? ¿Migramos como ellos?

Carlos Medina
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Sat. 3/2, 2p: This Saturday, we´ll begin RAÍCES show with a live interview at 2pm with cantador Carlos Medina. He´ll share with us his exploration of mariachi music on his album “El Cantador” released last August at Meow Wolf.  We will enjoy his witty humor in a bi-lingual conversation with co-hosts Cristina Baccin and María Elena Ipiotis

Courtesy of the artist - Eric J. García, Drawing on Anger, Ohio State University Press, 2018

With his sharp pen and observational prowess, the Chicano artist Eric J. García brings into focus social criticism regarding discrimination and the double standards in American society with courage and empathy. In this interview hosted by Cristina Baccin, Mr.

Puerto Rican artist Mariano Morales spoke with Raíces hostess Cristina Baccin about a special concert dedicated to the people of Puerto Rico. Latin Grammy Award-winning flutist Néstor Torres joined in the conversation from Barbados. Music as an empowering tool and the embrace that Puerto Rican music and culture offers are some of the topics of this joyful conversation.

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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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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