KUNM Regular Programming

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

  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. 

Fandango Burqueño

Jun 2, 2017

Sat. 6/3, 3:30p: FANDANGO Burqueño! Organizers & musicians will join us to share this community-based celebration of son jarocho, poetry, dance, especially: zapateado!! with host Cristina Baccin.

Sat. 6/3, 4:15p: We honor the Centennial of “La Cumparsita”, the iconic tango composed in 1917 by Uruguayan pianist, composer and journalist Gerardo Matos Rodríguez. Declared by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, “La Cumparsita” is considered the “anthem” of the tango history. We´ll play the song in different versions, from vintage to Golden Age and contemporary orchestras, hosted by Cristina Baccin

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Sat. 6/3, 2:30p: Luna Llena (Full Moon) is a new Latin band based in Albuquerque (New Mexico)  playing Cuban music. The band is led by Romeo and Ricky Carrido who will be interviewed by Cristina Baccin. Ricky Carrido became a sworn batá drummer (Omo Añá, the deity that lives in the batá drum) from the batá set by the name Obbá koso from Matanzas, Cuba. He has worked with Baracutanga, Pandemonium, Wagogo, Calle 66, and Radio La Chusma.

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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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.

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Sat. 5/6, 4:15p: With a classical tango formation, Bataraz Quintet led by Lisandro Baum, goes back and forth through folk music and tango. With their own compositions, this young band brings more layers to tango´s rural origins and  changes the intensity of its urban rythm.

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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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Sat. 4/29, 1:30p: “Ethnic Madonnas”, as Lebanese born artist Simone Debbas calls her recent series of Madonnas composed of women from many different countries, are joined by portraits of women from around the world that also reflect her own diverse journey in art and life.

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Sat 4/29, 12p: Do you fear being sexually assaulted? Have you –or somebody you know- been raped? As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Women´s Focus -hosted by Cristina Baccin-, we´ll talk about how the life of a sexual assault victim is affected. Do you wonder if it is possible to overcome a sexual assault? Who are the most vulnerable? What are the best actions to reduce and ultimately, eliminate sexual assaults? What can we do as a community? 

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Sat. 4/15, 4:15p: Angels and devils were Astor Piazzolla´s favorite muses for his compositions. Inspired by the Argentinian composer and musician, Austin Piazzolla Quintet´s founder, James Anderson discusses in this interview with host Cristina Baccin their just released 4th album that intertwines their own compositions along their performances of angels and devils songs by Piazzolla. James Anderson talks about the challenges and freedom that tango brings to their performances. 

Cadena Ser

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.

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Sat. 3/4 and 3/18, 4:15p: Uruguay is tango's roots. Uruguayan female tango musicians bring to the Río de La Plata regional music a unique and essential lyric and rhythms grounded in Montevideo's barrios. Commemorating International Women´s day, we´ll listen to the voices and compositions of Uruguay's new talents such as: Malena Muyala, Maia Castro, Valeria Lima and Francis Andreu.

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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.

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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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