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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 15 programs with the keyword Music

 

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.

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...

 

3.

Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 2

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 14, 1981

Description:


Guests Virginia Ortega and Andre Guerrero of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss Chicano Culture in the Midwest. Ortega explains that most Chicanos live in Northwestern Ohio in Lorain and Cleveland, where many Mexican families,...

 

4.

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....

 

5.

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...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

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...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

La MúSica NorteñA - Part 1 Of 3

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1979

Description:


The first in a three part series examining Norteña music, this episode hosted by John Wheat Gibson explores the origins and history of the musical traditions of South Texas and Northern Mexico. Gibson explains that many of the dances associated...

 

12.

Pastores And Politics: King Tiger, Hispanos, Land Grants And Chicano Culture

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 28, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the life of Reies Lopez Tijerina, his career as an activist and his struggle to return Mexican land grants to the Hispanos of New Mexico. Although born in Texas, Tijerina spent much of his adult life in New Mexico, where...

 

13.

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...

 

14.

The Churro And The Pastor: Sheep Herdings In New Mexico

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 22, 1976

Description:


Goodman then discusses the origins and history of the pastoral culture in New Mexico. Using research from Carey McWiliam’s North From Mexico, Goodman explains that the Spanish explorers introduced sheep to the region in 1598. They also brought...

 

15.

TIERRA

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Joey Guerra, Robert Navarrete, Rudy Salas, Steve Salas

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Reporter Alma Diaz and Linda Fregoso interview members of the Chicano musical group, Tierra, in San Antonio. The group, made up of six Chicanos and one Filipino, formed in East Los Angeles in 1971. They discuss how they became involved in...

 
 

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