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The KUT Longhorn Radio Network Presents: Mexican American Experience Collection

Audio recordings including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns in the series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" from the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

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Displaying 21 programs with the keyword Chicano Music

 

1.

Conjunto Musicians, Their Lives And Their Times.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Esteban Jordan, Flaco Jiménez, Santiago Jimenez, Jr., Tony de la Rosa

Broadcast date:
Apr 22, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the life and careers of Conjunto musicians, Tony de la Rosa, Flaco Jimenez, and Esteban Jordan. Fregoso first speaks with Tony de la Rosa. She explains that de la Rosa taught himself how to play the accordion and got his...

 

2.

Valerio Longoria, Accordion Genius

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Valerio Longoria

Broadcast date:
May 22, 1981

Description:


Musician, Valerio Longoria, discusses his career in Tejano music and his experiences in the recording industry. He first discusses how he got started in music and his efforts to teach himself the accordion and the guitar as a child by listening to...

 

3.

Tony De La Rosa, A Pioneer In The Popularization Of Conjunto Music.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Tony de la Rosa

Broadcast date:
May 5, 1981

Description:


Tony de la Rosa discusses his career as a conjunto musician and the difficulties he has encountered along the way. De la Rosa first explains that all conjunto musicians start out playing in catinas where they could advertise their band, reach new...

 

4.

Profile Of Chicano Musician Esteban Jordan

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Jordan

Broadcast date:
Apr 24, 1981

Description:


Esteban Jordan discusses his career as a Chicano musician, his experiences in the recording industry and the origins of his unique sound. Jordan talks about the creative constraints he has experienced in the recording industry, where producers...

 

5.

Mexico, The United States And Mariachi Music: A Look At Its Past, Present And Future

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Claudia Zapata, Florencia Gutierrez, Gail San Miguel, Heriberto Molina

Broadcast date:
Nov 6, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with various people attending the International Mariachi Conference in San Antonio about the development of mariachi music in the United States and its relations with Mexican mariachi music. Fregoso first interviews Gail San...

 

6.

Little Joe Hernandez Y La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Joe Hernández, Johnny Hernández

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1980

Description:


Interview with Joe and Johnny Hernández, founding members and leaders of the popular Chicano band Little Joe, Johnny and La Familia. They discuss their beginnings as Little Joe and the Latinaires, their problems as a Chicano band, and the...

 

7.

Beto Villa, Orchestra Innovator

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Beto Villa, Manuel Peña, Mrs. Beto Villa

Broadcast date:
Jul 21, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with famed Chicano musician, Beto Villa, and his wife about his music, and later interviews Manuel Peña about Villa’s legacy. Villa got his start in Falfurrias, Texas and began playing for local dances and Anglo audiences....

 

8.

An Owner's Guide To The Record Industry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Business, Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Salome Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jul 4, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Salome Gutierrez, the owner of the Del Bravo Record Company, discusses the outlook for Chicano musicians and the challenges they face promoting their music. Gutierrez first discusses his own history in music...

 

9.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Chuy Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1980

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 

10.

Chicano Expressive Culture: Corridos, Carpas And Teatro Campesino

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theatre

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 4, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses Chicano Theatre and the ways it has influenced and reflected Mexican American Society. Goodman first discusses the life and work of Luis Valdez, the founder of Teatro Campesino, Farm Workers’ Theatre, in 1965....

 

11.

Chicano Fine Arts

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature, Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses several characteristics of Chicano literature and its development in the 20th century. Chicanos occupy a unique place between two distinct cultures: Mexican and Anglo, and that duality marks much of the literature...

 

12.

Chicano Poetry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Angelica Martínez

Broadcast date:
Nov 1, 1978

Description:


Angelica Martinez, editor of the literary magazine Tejidos, discusses recent trends in Chicano Literature. Rene Cisneros and Jamie Cavillo founded Tejidos in 1973 with a grant from the University of Texas. The magazine receives submissions from...

 

13.

Corridos And A Folklore Heritage

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore, Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Manuel Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 18, 1978

Description:


Manuel Peña discusses the corrido, its major themes and how the genre has changed over time. Peña explains that most corridos deal with the theme of intercultural conflict between Chicanos and Anglos in the Southwest. This conflict stems from...

 

14.

A Chicano's Perspective On Cuba

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paul Velez

Broadcast date:
Aug 13, 1978

Description:


Paul Velez discusses his impressions and observations of Cuba, where he traveled for a Festival of Youths and Students Conference. Velez attended the Festival as a member of Austin’s delegation. The festival offered many cultural presentations,...

 

15.

Corridos: The Oral History Of The Chicano Community

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 8, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the themes, structure and history of Corrido music and plays several examples. Gutierrez explains that the corrido is the basic Chicano music form and also a source of oral history. Scholars like Americo Paredes...

 

16.

Little Joe And La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 14, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the career and music of Little Joe Hernandez. Gutierrez explains that Little Joe y La Familia is one of the most popular Chicano groups. Their music has been able to reach a national audience while still...

 

17.

The Development Of Chicano Music

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 7, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the development of Chicano Music and offers several examples of the different styles that have evolved over the years. He first discusses the corrido and its basic elements, including its instrumentation and...

 

18.

Origins Of The Corrido

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Mar 11, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the origins of the corrido, the role it played in early Mexican American society and how it has changed over time. Goodman explains that corridos, one of the most significant forms of Chicano music, originated in the...

 

19.

Chicano Music In The Southwest

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewees:
Don Americo Paredes, John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1977

Description:


John Wheat discusses some of the different styles of Chicano Music and Dr. Americo Paredes discusses the history and evolution of the Corrido. Wheat first discusses Conjunto music which originated in the 19th century, when German and Czech...

 

20.

Classical Music With A Chicano Influence

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the origins, influences and styles of Chicano Classical music. Because social and economic conditions were not conducive to the development of the fine arts in the Chicano community, most composers lived in Mexico. For...

 

21.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Jesus Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jul 2, 1981

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 
 

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