Mexican music

Sat. 1/16, 3p: In this show, we share an interview conducted by Cristina Baccin with Grammy nominee, Magos Herrera, and composer Paola Prestini about their just released album Con Alma” An operatic tableau on  isolation (National Sawdust Tracks) which explores isolation and connection during this global confinement.

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.