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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 18 programs with the keyword Corridos

 

1.

Contraband Corridos: Community And Controversy

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Cuellar, José Villarino

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Professors Jose Cuellar and Jose Villarino about corridos and the recent popularity of contraband corridos. Villarino first traces the evolution of corridos and how their themes and sound have changed over time. He...

 

2.

Chicano Christmas Cultural Customs

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 19, 1981

Description:


With guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez, host Linda Fregoso explores Chicano Christmas traditions that have fused both Anglo and Mexican practices. Fregoso first explores the tamaladas, or tamale-making parties, that occur at Christmastime....

 

3.

Women In The Mexican Revolution

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Historical Figures, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Marta Cotera, Shirlene Soto

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1981

Description:


Historian Shirlene Soto discusses the role of women who participated in the Mexican Revolution, and the writer Marta Cotera discusses the legacy of one such woman, La Adelita, and what she symbolizes for the Chicano community. Soto first discusses...

 

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.

Amparo Ochoa: La Nueva Cancion And Political Currents In Mexico

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Amparo Ochoa

Broadcast date:
Feb 5, 1981

Description:


Amparo Ochoa discusses her particular style of folk music, its influences and the message she seeks to convey to her audience. Ochoa is part of a larger trend of folk singers, mostly university students, who became popular during the...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

Chicano Literature: The Theme Of Cultural Resistance

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Rodríguez, Raul Salinas

Broadcast date:
Oct 15, 1980

Description:


Juan Rodriguez, a professor in the Center for Mexican American Studies, discusses the development of Chicano literature and poet Raul Salinas reads some of his work. Rodriguez explains that Chicano literature largely reflects its working class...

 

8.

Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith: My Life And Times With Chicano Literature

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith

Broadcast date:
Sep 9, 1980

Description:


Writer Rolando Hinojosa Smith talks about his work and the history and development of Chicano literature. Hinojosa, a professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota, explains that Mexican American literature traces back to 1848, but...

 

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.

Corridos Del Valle

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Film, Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
David Sandoval, Javier Silva, Luis Tórres

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1980

Description:


David Sandoval, Luis Torres and Javier Silva discuss their upcoming documentary Corridos del Valle (ultimately distributed under the title Valley of Tears) and their experiences filming it in the Rio Grande Valley. The filmmakers explain that the...

 

11.

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...

 

12.

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....

 

13.

50th Anniversary Of LULAC

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Cynthia Orozco

Broadcast date:
Jan 26, 1979

Description:


Cynthia Orozco, a history student at UT-Austin, discusses some of her research on the League of United Latin American Citizens and the context in which it formed. Orozco argues that in order to understand LULAC we need to place the organization in...

 

14.

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...

 

15.

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...

 

16.

Folklore And Society: Chicano Folklore As Chicano History

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Folklore

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Felix Peña

Broadcast date:
Mar 28, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews Felix Peña, a teaching assistant in the Center for Mexican American Studies, on the subject of Chicano folklore as a form of Chicano history. Peña teaches a course called the Chicano and his Culture, in which he...

 

17.

Folklore In Mexican American Society

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 28, 1976

Description:


In this talk, Richard Goodman provides a brief overview of Mexican-American folklore. He defines folklore as the common values and unofficial heritage of a people. Folklore can be stories, legends, proverbs, superstitions and songs. Goodman...

 

18.

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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