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

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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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.

http://bermanfileteadora.blogspot.com

Sat. 6/17, 4:15pm:Papá, viejo, papi, pai, babbo, taita, tatay, padre... We celebrate Father´s Day in CORAZÓN TANGUERO with compositions that honor their memories and love beginning by iconic Piazzolla´s composition "Adiós nonino". // Celebramos a los padres en su día, con composiciones que recuerdan al papá o "mi viejo", comenzando con el icónico tango compuesto por Piazzolla a su padre: "Adiós nonino".

Art: "Vos sos mi sangre, mi viejo" by Patricia Berman ("Fileteado porteño" artist, Buenos Aires)

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