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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

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.

The Palladium Project Poster
www.casaflamenca.org

Mon. 10/5, 7:30p: We´ll warm your heart and your ears! with live flamenco music and an interview with dancers and musicians of "The Palladium Project", and Casa Flamenca founder, Jesús Muñoz.

They´ll perform :

- Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10th, 8pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 

Sat. 8/15, 3p: Samuel Formell, Director of the legendary Cuban musical group, LOS VAN VAN (2000 Latin Grammy award) converses with us about how Los Van Van managed to produce the most popular dance music in Cuba, and how it became one of the icons of Cuba. He also talks about his father´s legacy, bassist and Director Juan Formell, founder and leader from 1969 until his death in 2014, and about Los Van Van´s future.

http://lulacruza.com

Sat. 8/1st, 2:30p: Luis Maurette, from Argentina, and Alejandra Ortiz from Colombia met in Berklee College of Music in Boston. A love story was born in a nest of the Americas´music. Their compositions are woven with sophisticated electronic sounds, and yet grounded in folk music from the heart of their homelands. During this US Tour, the duet LULACRUZA celebrates their 10th Anniversary, with a 5th Album “Orcas”, a tribute to life through a soulful exploration of Latin American music.

Poster: Detail of Poster "Nacha Mendez sings Chavela Vargas" / http://www.mesaprietapetroglyphs.org/july-25-2015---nacha-mendez.html

Sat. 7/18, 3p: “Amor puro y duro” (Pure and hard love) is a documentary about Mexican music icon and legend, Chavela Vargas. In the documentary, her world is explored through the eyes and voice of Nacha Mendez, a beloved New Mexican singer.

BOOGAT

Jun 19, 2015
www.boogat.com

Sat. 6/20, 3pm: He holds a  deep “Latin Americanity” sentimiento at his heart. Son of Paraguayan and Mexican parents raised in Canada, Boogat embraces his heritage creating  fearless rap poems, MC and electronic cumbia among his musical choices, sung in Spanish and French.

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