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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 7 programs with the keyword Consumer Culture

 

1.

Lisa LóPez: Profile Of A Chicana Singer

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Lisa Lopez

Broadcast date:
Dec 17, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Chicana singer Lisa Lopez about her career and aspirations. Lopez got her start in music as a young child, playing in her father’s band and learning about different styles of music. She recorded her first song when she...

 

2.

Chicanos At Christmas Time

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 15, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso and guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez discuss several religious traditions Chicanos celebrate at Christmastime. Fregoso observes that Christmas practices depend on the values an beliefs of a culture and she explores how Chicanos...

 

3.

Mariachi Music: An Ethnomusicology

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Bill Faulkner, Daniel Sheehy, Heriberto Molina, Mark Fogelquist

Broadcast date:
Oct 1, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with several ethnomusicologists as she traces the origins of Mariachi music and how it has changed over time. Fregoso explains that mariachi music mixes elements of African, Indigenous and European music and that it was...

 

4.

La Camelia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Dec 23, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Linda Fregoso discusses the corrido, “Contrabando y Traición,” with Carmen Tafolla, an instructor at the University of Texas, and speaks with several Chicanos about its popularity. Fregoso first retells the fictional story behind the...

 

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.

Lowriding: The Fusion Of Cultural Symbols And The Diffusion Of Cultural Myths

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Luis Plascencia

Broadcast date:
Sep 15, 1980

Description:


Luis Plascencia discusses the history of lowriding and its appeal for Chicanos. Plascencia, a professor at the University of Texas, explains that lowriders originated in the late 1930s in Sacramento and spread to the rest of Southern California...

 

7.

The Kennedy Corridos

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Dan Dickey

Broadcast date:
Jan 3, 1980

Description:


Using information from Dan Dickey’s book, The Kennedy Corridos, host John Wheat Gibson explores the history of the corridos Mexican Americans wrote in memory of John F. Kennedy. Gibson explains that Mexican Americans were particularly affected...

 
 

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