KUNM Live

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

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.

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